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popular version control and how it gets used on OS X and iOS

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My Automator Workflow fails because it fails to find the git command within the 'Run Shell Script' command? Need help

I have an Automator workflow and one of the actions is to clone a repository. Here's the code for the 'Run Shell Script' action. The command is run within the Bash shell /bin/bash if that matters: ...
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git auto-complete for *branches* at the command line?

On my Linux machine I have autocomplete for branches with Git. [Note we are talking about git branch completion, not bash completion (e.g. commands, files, etc). Thus NOT Lane's answer at all] For ...
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How to use the Homebrew installed git on Mac?

I have installed the newest version of git (1.8.3) using homebrew but when I type git --version in my terminal, it prints: git version 1.7.10.2 (Apple Git-33) What should I do to replace the old ...
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Why am I getting an “invalid active developer path” when attempting to use Git after upgrading to macOS Catalina?

After upgrading to macOS Catalina, I tried to run git from Terminal but it kept giving me the following error: xcrun: error: invalid active developer path (/Library/Developer/CommandLineTools), ...
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Use downloaded Git instead of preinstalled Git

I am following the Lynda.com Git Essential Training. After he downloads and installs Git he enters which git and gets /usr/local/git/bin/git However when I do it I still get the preinstalled path /usr/...
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How to use Xcode 4 mergetool in a standalone fashion?

I sometimes have to make git merges on the console. Up to now, for resolving conflicts, I was using Xcode 3's FileMerge (you can open it on the console using the 'opendiff' command). If conflicts show,...
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Homebrew installation requests to use my confidential keychain information. Should I allow it to do so?

I was installing Homebrew on my MacBook Pro (as per the instructions on this page), when the following message popped up: git-credential-osxkeychain wants to use your confidential information ...
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How to omit directories from Optimized Storage?

I keep my git repositories in a directory under Documents directory, which puts it in the path of iCloud's Optimized Storage. Often, I'll open a git repository to find files replaced with .icloud ...
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How to uninstall Git?

Anyone know how to uninstall Git? I would like to uninstall Git using the Uninstall.sh file that came in the git-2.0.1 install bundle. I am unable to find the Uninstall.sh file using Terminal. When ...
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Git is very slow on OS X

Whenever I use anything Git related on my MacBook (brand-new Macbook Pro with El Capitan), it takes almost a full minute for each command. I did a simple GIT_TRACE=1 git stash and got back this: ...
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Is git pre-installed on macOS Sierra?

I am very new to macOS, knowing Ubuntu a little bit, and am wondering whether git is pre-installed on macOS or not. Typing which -a git results in git is /usr/bin/git But when I init a test-repo ...
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Security update for git on mac

The latest git installers linked to from http://git-scm.com/download/mac all seem to be for snow-leopard http://sourceforge.net/projects/git-osx-installer/files/git-2.2.1-intel-x86_64-snow-leopard.dmg/...
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What to do about recent remote code execution vulnerability in git (on El Capitan)

The recent remote code execution bug in git looks pretty serious. The way I read this is that if I'm running a git client prior to 2.7.1, I'm susceptible to remote code execution if I use git to ...
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Does installing Command Line Tools for Xcode also install Git?

When I run git --version I get git version 1.7.12.4 (Apple Git-37), and it seems to be located at /usr/bin/git. I don't remember installing Git, but I did install Command Line Tools for Xcode in order ...