Git is an open-source distributed version-control system and is similar to Subversion, Mercurial and similar version control software. While trying to get access to a Git remote repository on Eclipse, I encountered a lot of issues as I didn’t quite know how to go about it, so I decided to write about it.
This guide assumes you already have Eclipse and EGit installed. Eclipse 3.7 (Indigo) already bundles EGit, however if you are using an older version, go to help -> install new software and use the wizard to install the EGit plugin from http://download.eclipse.org/egit/updates.
Voila! Done!! :D
Given that your project might not be setup properly on Eclipse, here are some tips to do this:
The .gitignore file contains all files that are ignored by your git repository. Also, If you know a better way, kindly let me know.
Here are some resources for learning and trying out Git:
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i just started using git for the first time and learning about version control.. and i googled this topic yesterday lool, even tho mines windows
Thanks; I hope you found a way around it :)