Git is an open source distributed version control system originally designed and written by Linus Torvalds. It is generally used to keep track of source code for software projects. As a DVCS, Git provides powerful help with branching, merging, and distributed development.

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How to do linear git flow?

My dev shop has a preferred git flow like so: Checkout an issue branch (issue9). Solve issue (serve over port 80). Commit (git commit ...). Merge the issue branch into a local feature branch (cal). ...
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Synchronizing two Git servers between companies

There are two companies. Each one has a Git server running. If company A checks in some code this should be updated on company B server and the other way around. The two servers should keep ...
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Move Git repo from hard drive to server?

I installed Git on my Windows PC and now I have several git repositories on my hard drive. I'd like to move the repositories to my Linux server, which already has Git installed. How do I do this? ...
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Working git from the command line

So I use Github for Windows (that fancy GUI app) to manage my various git-based projects, but I've noticed that on my machine I can't use the command line git to do anything with my projects. From the ...
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Can't use homebrew installed git

I'm encountering a really weird issue when I try to use the latest version of git I just installed via homebrew. which git is pointing me to the homebrew install, but calling git returns the original ...
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How can I put my skype notification settings in a public git repo

I maintain key configuration files in a public git repo - I'd like to put my skype configuration in it too, because I find the default configuration way too noisy. The newer version has started ...
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Git does not prompt for ssh key password

I have an ssh key which is password protected. When I attempt to SSH into a remote computer (ssh user@example.com), I get a little dialog which prompts me for the password. Once I have provided the ...
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Emulate ff-only behaviour on Git 1.6.0.2

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 ...
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How can I browse through Homebrew's formulae according to popularity (# downloads all time)?

Though I can easily find an alphabetical list of all available formulae, there seems to be no resource online, including at Brew's Github, or seemingly anywhere where I'm able to browse through ...
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How can I use a text editor other than Vim with Git?

I hate Vim, but it seems to be the only program that correctly saves the file and executes a rebase interactive. Is there any way to use a different editor. I'd prefer to use a GUI, like Text ...
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MSysGit is adding a cygwin prefix to non-cygwin paths and then failing to find its current directory

I've had Cygwin's git installed on my Windows 7 64 bit machine and it's been working fine. However, I've found myself wanting to be able to use git from non-Cygwin programs (in particular, Windows ...
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git corrupted on ubuntu vbox, power failure with proper shutdown

i use git on ubuntu headless server on virtualbox on my laptop. when i shut down the pc, i don't bother shutting down the virtualbox, i just shutdown the pc. it never was a problem. it was fine since ...
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How is the location of .ssh determined?

On my windows machine, when I ran ssh-keygen, it created a directory at ~/.ssh with the key (and a known hosts file), and then I could use ssh to connect to sites (and git worked with ssh). On my ...
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AWS git clone or pull not working and no error message

In one of AWS/AMI instance, I'm trying to git clone ... it says Cloning into '<repo name>'... but it doesn't clone the repository and not showing any error or any other messages, I have also ...
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Cannot run Git from windows command line?

I have an unusual problem. I am not able to run git from the commanline: c:\> git (popup) c:\> Popup: I also found this (non-) info in the windows logs: How can I get git to run from ...
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Gitolite Setup fails

I am getting the below error when I am trying to setup the gitolite. FATAL: errors found but logfile could not be created FATAL: /home/git/.gitolite/logs/gitolite-2014-06.log: No such file or ...
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git gui cannot handle non-ascii character in .gitconfig?

I just encountered a problem: The git-gui will spill an error when I have non-ascii symbols in the .gitconfig. For example, if I have an entry: recentrepo = /home/<username>/∞ π ∅ Then it ...
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GIT GUI locking access to launching folder

In recent versions of GIT GUI (obtained from http://git-scm.com/download/win ), whenever I open it from the desktop, the folder from which I opened it is made inaccessible. I can still access the same ...
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How to commit files modified by pre-commit hook in Git

Im struggling for a couple of hours to make git store metadata (permissions/flags/etc) of the files using metastore and I use hooks/pre-commit for this. The script is invoked correctly, and the file ...
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Github email questions

I am running Fedora 20 which gives me the option to set up Evolution. I do not want to but I still want github to put my real email address on my commits. How do I do this, or will github do this once ...
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Version control (hg): can one directory be “synced” with different repositories?

I have a directory for my work files which is under version control (Mercurial): ~/myfiles In a subpath, I have a directory with Emacs packages for my org-mode setup: ~/myfiles/org-mode As I said, ...
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Git commit two project code as single project in the repository

I am new on git open source. Actually I have one android project i.e AllScan, SO I commit all the code in original master repository when I made the changes into the code. Now I have implemented new ...
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Some Git questions

I'm starting to learn GitHub, and I have a few questions: How do I remotely remove files from my GitHub repo but keep them on my local machine? How do I upload ONLY .c files when my directory also ...
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How to show particular 'dot' or hidden files on OS X

Is there a way to configure OSX to always show particular dot files? I'm familiar with the commands to toggle between showing and hiding hidden files. Show Hidden Files: defaults write ...
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Understanding implications of sudo -u -H

I'm trying to install gitlab from this guide on Ubuntu 14.04 Server. It is also worth mentioning that I'm behind a http proxy. I'm having problems with this line in particular: sudo -u git -H git ...
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Installed GIT for Mac, but cannot locate file

I'm a new MAC user running OS X Mavricks and I am trying to get git up and running on my MAC. I successfully downloaded the program from the website and ran it. However I can not find it installed ...
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Change HOMEDRIVE windows variable to be dynamic on windows 7 to use Git

I have a Windows 7 notebook from work. I use Git as my version control system. I installed Git on the system before the administrator connected my computer to the office network. he changed my ...
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Using shared git working area on multiple hosts

I'm transitioning my personal projects from using subversion (svn) to GIT. In subversion, I've used a shared SVN working directory on several hosts (despite people telling me it wouldn't work), and ...
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Can't git push to Bitbucket.org — with ssh keys

I'm running doku-wiki on may (Ubuntu) laptop for some note taking. So, to keep backup, I was using Bitbucket and periodically pushed my wiki files there and everything worked smoothly. (a) Some time ...
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What is the correct root file to import to aptana from an xampp folder/existing web app or git repository?

Very noob question - all of this is new to me - not really sure how to get started. Overview: I'm taking over an existing wep project that has been developed in aptana and deployed in xampp setup - ...
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GitHub configuration terminal says “no such file or directory”

I'm following the tutorial to configure GitHub but my mac terminal says that I have no such file or directory. iMac-di-:~ user$ git credential-osxkeychain Usage: git credential-osxkeychain ...
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Use server git installation in GitHub for Windows

We are using Git as the version control for our website development. I work from a laptop, which is connected to the internal network via a WiFi connection. I've mapped the server drives as network ...
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Getting .net error while installing Github

Github Installation failed with the below error. Component Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (x86 and x64) has failed to install with the following error message: "A failure occurred attempting to install ...
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git push/pull keeps on trying to produce GUI window

Every time I try to do git push or pull on one of our work server I get a "Error: Can't open display:" warning, unless I login with -X forwarding, in which case some ugly 90s looking window pops up ...
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GitHub project uploading error: error, failed to publish this branch

I am new to GitHub and until today I have used the Online file creater for GitHub. Now that I want to use the Windows GitHub version. I am not able to understand why it isn't working. I have created ...
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Bitbucket ssh Read from socket failed: Connection reset by peer

I'm using ssh to access git repository on bitbucket.org. Suddenly I can no longer connect to it. Haven't installed anything or did any changes to the settings. $ ssh -v git@bitbucket.org ...
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How to create a user to for Jenkins to execute command as a root user?

When I create a Jenkins job with Git to manage the source code, I enter a local repository URL, it failed: Failed to connect to repository: Command"git ls-remote -h /myRepositoryPath HEAD" returned ...
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Is there a way to edit a commit message in github?

Is there a way to edit a commit message after committing and pushing to github? I see that there is a 'add a note' as well as inline commenting, but no actual editing of a commit message. There is ...
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Build a jenkins project with Git to manage source code fail with “no developer tools were found at 'Applications/Xcode.app'”

I have installed XCode4.6.2 in Mac, and start up a Jenkins site as "localhost:8080", when I create a job named "My First TDD Project" with free-style software project, I choose "Git" for source code ...
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disable direct access to git repo

I have set up a local git repo on a linux machine and have users check in and check out from it: /myfolder/gitrepo/ How can I disable any modification access to that folder directly unless they ...
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Visual Studio - Using GIT and SVN

Work uses SVN. I want to use GIT for private use. I was also exploring TFS, but it doesn't seem to cooperate with multiple collections, so I stopped looking into it. Currently I use AnkhSVN. I want ...
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Unable to clone Git repository using Visual Studio Online

I'm trying to clone WinJS to my Azure Web Site using Visual Studio Online "Monaco". When I type git clone https://github.com/winjs/winjs.git in the online console I get the error Can only clone a git ...
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Delete old files from git repo [duplicate]

is there a possibility to remove old files and folders from the complete GIT repository (also in all commits)? I´m using GIT 1.9 and Gitlab 6.8.
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Cannot add contents of a directory to git

I have a directory A which is monitored by Git. In this directory, I have another directory B which is not empty. However, Git does not add the contents of this directory. When I push the repository ...
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How to delete origin/master in Git

I cannot remove origin/master from my server. No idea why. The error message is the following remote: error: By default, deleting the current branch is denied, because the next remote: error: ...
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GIT via OpenSSH in Powershell is fine, so why can't I connect in plain cmd console?

when I run ssh user@servername01 ...under powershell it connects without a problem, however when I run the same command under a standard cmd prompt I am prompted for a password (no password is set ...
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How to pull from remote 'A' to remote 'B' in Git

I have 2 remote branches: origin/master and origin/my_123 - my_123 was branched off of master at some point but is now behind. I'd like to pull from master into my_123 so that my_123 is in sync with ...
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Git/Bitbucket key management

I am new to devops or anything that is connected with managing multiple machines so I may be asking some newbie question. For one of the projects on my university I now have access to some instances ...
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Github for Windows 7: Missing libeay32.dll

I'm new to using git and github.com. Via an ubuntu machine, I've created a repository on github.com, and I've committed to this already. Now, I'd like to use the code on my Windows 7 machine as well. ...
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Disabling TLS protocols for https:// URLs in git

Since my update to Ubuntu 14.04, I cannot connect to the companies git server. It uses https with the SSL protocols only. When running git clone (or any other git command that connects to the server) ...