I'm working on a Git repo for a client and I want to keep my client repos separate from my Apache htdocs folder. I want to work on the repo files here:


And whenever I save a file there, I want the clone to be updated here:


Is this sort of thing possible?

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You may be looking for directory Junctions which is similar to a linux symbolic link. Strictly, it is not 2 copies but the same copy referenced by 2 paths with separate permissions.(similar to how documents and settings points to users)

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    In the same vain, on windows 7 (well since Vista) you can use mklink to create a symlink
    – Matt
    May 23, 2011 at 21:58
  • This is exactly what I was looking for! I'm going to edit your answer to provide the syntax that works with my answer.
    – treeface
    May 23, 2011 at 22:18

Try Microsoft SyncToy. It doesn't maintain the copy in realtime, but you can set up a scheduled task to sync them on whatever schedule you like (at logon, every hour, etc.)

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