I went on a tiny rabbit hole to determine whether the term
git actually stood for something.
Googling git, I actually got this amusing tidbit:
then, I realized, that the above definition actually influenced the author of git, Linus Torvalds (creator of Linux), to name the program as such. There are other acronyms for the software, the nicest being Global Information Tracker, but Torvald’s purpose for choosing git was that it was a
random three-letter combination that is pronounceable, and not actually used by any common UNIX command. The fact that it is a mispronunciation of “get” may or may not be relevant.
in your terminal:
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