Peeking under the hood at how Git does its thing

Beyond Compare can reveal the blobs and hooks in your .git folder.

Here is how to check out the structure of a Git archive by dragging it into Beyond Compare. And then dragging one of your other Git archives.

  1. Drag the hidden .git folder of your project, drop it into Beyond Compare FolderCompare.

  2. Double click various folders to expand and collapse them

  3. Double click files to display them

  4. Now open the .git file for a different project in the other pane of BC

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A pair of .git directories

What you have revealed is the gnarly nuts and bolts of your blobs et al. Now go here where Charles Duan explains what we are looking at. Or watch Michael Schwern's Tinkertoy Git video.