I've been trying to use git, and frankly it confuses the heck out of me I think I understand how to use it ... and then something odd happens and I realise I don't. I grew up with rcs and then cvs (but have forgotten most of what I once knew about 'em), and git seems strangely complicated. Maybe I'm just getting old...
Anyway, without ever intending to or knowing why, I seem to have got into some kind of recursive situation where I have "a repository inside your repository" and am wondering how to undo this without
deleting any of my precious working code... and the "easy GUI" git tools like GitKraken are almost more obscure than the CLI. I couldn't even get SourceTree to finish installing
So I have a few questions:
is there a really, really basic cookbook online for git? I mean, "for dummies" stuff?
are there easier interfaces to git than the cmd line?
is git even the flavour of the month any more? is there some newer/cooler rev control system out there that I should know about?
I'm just a solo developer so I'm not needing to merge changes from multiple devs or anything fancy, just want to checkpoint my work now and then and insure against catastrophic things happening to my hard drive. I do local backups in triplicate of course, but a remote network backup is always comforting.
thoughts? sure would be nice if the ARDUINO IDE incorporated cvs with change tracking on every Save... (dear devs, don't throw anything at me)