ben ben - 4 months ago 11
Git Question

What are the differences between "git commit" and "git push"?

In a Git tutorial I'm going through,

git commit
is used to store the changes you've made.

What is
git push
used for then?

Answer

Basically git commit "records changes to the repository" while git push "updates remote refs along with associated objects". So the first one is used in connection with your local repository, while the latter one is used to interact with a remote repository.

Here is a nice picture from Oliver Steele, that explains the git model and the commands:

Git data transport commands

Read more about git push and git pull on GitReady.com (the article I referred to first)

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