@clacke @deejoe
I don't work in a team and I'm not part of a large project, so I can't be bothered to learn git.
I clone interesting things to my drive and that's usually it. Sometimes I'll pull changes, if the target is moving fast and I need stuff. That's it.

@gemlog @deejoe Once you learn it, you'll use it for small things you do for yourself too. 🙂

But don't learn git if your context doesn't force you to, it's not worth the effort. I use git for everything because I already know it. Learn breezy (brz/bzr) or gitless instead. Or perhaps fossil. If one day you need git you'll have a foundation to build on. Moving from bzr to git was pretty easy for me.

I used to use rcs for small local files, but bazaar (bzr), now breezy, was so much better to deal with, and breezy ships with the git plugin so you can use it with git repos, both local checked-out directories and remote repos.

One day I will look at fossil.

Joplin doesn't have it, but zimwiki could use git. However, there must have been something wrong with the implementation and it somehow gobbled up cpu like crazy.
Rsync snapshots usually get me out of any trouble and cover literally everything.
I don't recall ever actively working in two directions on anything, so I only view git as a way to undo mistakes. Am I wrong? Maybe I'm missing something basic.
+ gimp, libreoffice, kate... have their own recent undo.

@gemlog @deejoe Knowing that you can go back enables you to go forward with confidence, even if you never actually go back. Not all tools have it builtin, and no tools except VCSes have it for directory structure.

My 300 GB family photos and films are in git-annex and I wouldn't want them anywhere else.

I don't see that as an advantage over an hourly rsync snapshot (yes bsd/zfs has a better solution).

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@gemlog @clacke

I'm not sure how this account got included on this thread but please drop it from further replies, thanks.

Efficient history forever and commit messages to help your future self navigate it. But you do what works for you.
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