Git is a technology used to describe what happened between two changes. It's popular in software engineering, but also used to track changes to design assets, e-books, and other digital things.
For users like yourself, Git is useful for two main reasons.
#1 - Faster Updates
Getting updates for your purchases is easy as typing a single command on your computer. You don't even
have to open your browser! All you have to do is type
git pull into a command prompt.
In the example above, Git did all the hard work for you. Pretty neat!
#2 - Full Transparency
Because Git shows a detailed view of every change, you will know exactly how creators are altering your product.
Ready to Git started? Great! The first step is download the Git software for your operating system.
If you don't have experience with the command line, you will want to download a program that gives a graphical interface. You can see these below:
If you installed a graphical user interface, you can skip this section. Instead follow the instructions for the program you installed.
For command line users, installation and basic usage instructions can be found here:
After Git is installed you can start using it to download and update SquareBit products.
If you installed a graphical user interface for Git, instead follow the guide that program offers. This section is for command line users only.
Here's an example of using
git clone to download any SquareBit product you have active access to.
git clone https://cdn.squarebit.io/fakeuser/fake-project.git
git clone simply says "I'd like to download a Git project for the first time.
What happens when you want to get updates? Since
clone is to first download the project,
we don't use that again. Instead we use the
git pull command.
git pull command above into your command line. Note that you must be in the
current working directory of the product, otherwise Git won't know which project you want to update!
Git is extremely useful. If you don't want to use Git, feel free to download your products through your order screen instead.