Most popular open-source projects hosted at GitHub

GitHub is the most popular open source project hosting site. Earlier this year, GitHub reached a milestone in the history of open source project management by hosting 6 million projects over which 3.5 million people collaborate. You may wonder what the hottest open source projects are among those 6 million projects. In this post, I […]
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How to checkout a specific version of git repository

A public git repository is often shared by multiple developers who constantly contribute new code and fixes, and users who check out code to try it. Along with code itself, a git repository contains full commit history of the code, as well as revision tracking information. As such, you can easily checkout a particular version […]
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How to use git behind proxy on Ubuntu

If you would like to use git behind proxy, you can configure proxy settings via a following git-specific way. Note that setting http_proxy environment variable alone is not sufficient since the variable is ignored by git. You need to store proxy information in a git configuration file by using the following command. $ export http_proxy=http://myproxy.domain.com:1234 […]
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