I don't understand steps 1 and 6?

This question is in reference to Atlassian Documentation: Resolve merge conflicts

Step 1: cd ~/repo-directory

The result might look something like this:

computer:~ dstevens$ cd ~/space-repository

computer:space-repository dstevens$

 

Why can't you just start with cd ~/space-repository ? Also this assumes a particular prompt format (macOS?) my prompt is \[server dir\] It would be helpful if you used a simpler prompt format that only shows relevant information, like the classic \[/usr/local]\$  Your choice of "computer:space-repository dstevens$" Shows info that I don't need to see that is not relevant to the lesson at hand. dstevens? computer?

 

Then for 6: "Remove the change designations added by Git (12, and 3)."

What is a "change designation"? What are 1,2, and 3?  Where are change designations 1,2 and 3 identified?

 

 

2 answers

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Yeah, it's pretty bad written.

The "change designations" most likely refers to the special sections which indicate what was added and removed (diff format) as shown in the screenshot, just above it. 

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Sam Hall Community Champion Jan 16, 2017

Hi Jason,

I can't comment on the command line format and general writing style. Hopefully someone from Atlassian will see your question/comment and take it onboard.

I think "change designations" 1, 2 and 3 refers to the annotations shown in the screen shot included in step 5. Here's a screenshot with the numbers added:

change-des.jpg

So, in the example given, they mean remove the lines that say:

<<<<<<< HEAD
======

and

>>>>>>> development

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