Git Quickref


Git is a version control system that is used for software development that helps you to keep track of versions of your program. To start using git you have to know only these two commands below. If you want to contribute to the package you need a few more, but it’s not important right now :-)

To get the package for the first time on your computer go to the selected package and on the top left corner select clone or download. Copy the link and run it on console with git clone:

$ git clone

and if you want to update the package later run:

$ git pull # be in the folder like ~/src/rna-pdb-tools/ <here>

if you see something like this:

$ git pull
Already up-to-date.

it means that your version of the package is up to date, congrats! :-)

If you see something like this:

 $ git pull
remote: Counting objects: 3, done.
remote: Compressing objects: 100% (1/1), done.
remote: Total 3 (delta 2), reused 3 (delta 2), pack-reused 0
Unpacking objects: 100% (3/3), done.
  69c4ee3..7f90739  master     -> origin/master
Updating 69c4ee3..7f90739
Fast-forward | 1 +
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

it means that there is a small change in and you are up to date, congrats as well! You might need to run ./ to “install” new tools that were added to the packages (if this is the case). If you get any error then talk to me

For more see, git - the simple guide (just a simple guide for getting started with git. no deep shit ;))