I have the following problem on one of our servers: I want a user that pulls from a Git repo on a regular basis (using a cronjob), but only doing fast-forward pulls (the content on the server changes sometimes, too). With modern Git (1.6.6 and newer), I can simply do
git pull --ff-only origin master
but since I only have 188.8.131.52 installed, I can't do that. I thought I could work around it by doing
git config merge.ff only git pull origin master
but as it turned out, that did not work (no error, it still does merges though). Any ideas how I can solve this?