|author||Junio C Hamano <firstname.lastname@example.org>||Sun Oct 04 12:49:04 2020 -0700|
|committer||Junio C Hamano <email@example.com>||Sun Oct 04 12:49:05 2020 -0700|
Merge branch 'js/no-builtins-on-disk-option' The installation procedure learned to optionally omit "git-foo" executable files for each 'foo' built-in subcommand, which are only required by old timers that still rely on the age old promise that prepending "git --exec-path" output to PATH early in their script will keep the "git-foo" calls they wrote working. The old attempt to remove these executables from the disk failed in the 1.6 era; it may be worth attempting again, but I think it is worth to keep this topic separate from such a policy change to help it graduate early. * js/no-builtins-on-disk-option: ci: stop linking built-ins to the dashed versions Optionally skip linking/copying the built-ins msvc: copy the correct `.pdb` files in the Makefile target `install`
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See Documentation/gittutorial.txt to get started, then see Documentation/giteveryday.txt for a useful minimum set of commands, and
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man gittutorial or
git help tutorial, and the documentation of each command with
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man gitcvs-migration or
git help cvs-migration if git is installed).
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