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Toshik Langade

I'm a beginner and I'm wondering is there any need to learn git? With Github Desktop we can do basic things very easily without remembering those syntaxes. Should I learn git or not? What are your thoughts?

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Dirty-Co.de

Personally I'd recommend learning git at command line level - at least some basics, they helped me a lot understanding git. I've seen many helpful hints from the command line which I wouldn't have seen when using a GUI.
Additionally I got a little fan of SourceTree when I started using GitFlow then :) - so I am now combining command line and GUI ;)

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Toshik Langade

Oh! That's nice. Thanks :)

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TKDMzq

sometimes you dont have luxury of desktop version of git it is usualy there + it acustomes you to terminal witch you use very often for many things i.e. working on remote production server

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Toshik Langade

Yeah you're right. Alright, thanks! :)

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Jack Harner 🚀 Author

Personally, learning git in the command line was a very helpful introduction to using the command line. When I was first learning git, GitHub Desktop was still pretty new and all the tutorials I could find about git practices were just using the command line. I'm sure the landscape has changed in the past few years as GitHub Desktop keeps getting improved, but being familiar with the command line expands the amount of stuff you can do (outside of git).

Obviously don't let the fear of the command line keep you from making stuff, use whatever works for you. There's plenty of time for learning the rest later (if you want to).

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Toshik Langade

Yeah I think I should learn the basics. Thanks for the advice :)