On Thu, 24 Dec 2015 07:58:38 +1300
Charles Manning <cdhmann...@gmail.com> wrote:

> > > I am a Windows user.  I do not know BASH, so I am using GIT-CMD,
> > > and am working my way through the LinkedIn\Lynda, GIT Beginners
> > > course. Why (it does not happen every single time), do I have to
> > > do a Cntrl\C to get the prompt back (it appears to be hanging
> > > \waiting for something)?
> >
> I don't know what this git command is. Why not just load up Cygwin?
> That has full bash and git support.

I strongly disagree: why use Cygwin, which is a full-blown POSIX
emulator, when one can just use Git for Windows -- a native Windows
application?  Cygwin is fine in itself but it presupposes you already
are a seasoned POSIX user and want all your familiar stuff here on
Windows (yes, at the cost of running a full-blown environment
emulating POSIX in Windows).  The OP clearly displayed that they are a
Windows user and I suppose at this point they will hardly benefit from
learning POSIX stuff.  (I *do* think anyone would benefit from learning
this stuff but then I'd just recommend installing any Linux- or
BSD-based system in a VM which is like half an hour and a few mouse
clicks these days).

What the OP referred to via "GIT-CMD" is merely a way of running Git
commands in the stock Windows console application, `cmd.exe`.  The Git
for Windows installer offers two alternatives when creating a "Git
shell" shortcut on your desktop (and elsewhere): run "Git Bash" (a port
of GNU bash) in MinTTY (a POSIX-like console emulator, bundled with
GfW) or run it in the stock console window.  The OP opted for the
latter.  Dunno if it's better or worse.  I, for one, being a
15-something GNU/Linux user, don't use Git bash at all, when on
Windows, and work with plain Windows console -- running Git commands
there, opting for bash only when I need to do a hard-core task like
running `git filter-branch`.


Git for Windows is fine, there's no sense in going Cygwin at *this*
point on the OP's Git learning curve ;-)

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