On Thu, Jul 28, 2011 at 02:07:31PM -0700, Cathy Shapiro wrote:

> I'm running ColdFusion 9 Developer edition on my Windows Vista 64 PC.
> So my localhost path is C:\ColdFusion9\wwwroot
> and that's where all my projects live
> I've installed msysgit and everything works fine.
> The only problem is my Git projects need to live at this path:
> C:\Users\Cathy\
> So when I want to sync git with github I have to do my development in
> my wwwroot project folder, then copy the entire folder over to my C:
> \Users\Cathy folder and then run Git GUI from there
> It seems to be an extra step I shouldn't have to take.
> Is there a way to have git in my wwwroot?
One immediate thought: NTFS support the so-called "reparse points" [1]
which are akin to soft links for directories in Unices, so you can make
a reparse point pointing to
(or a subdirectory of it or whatever).  Then you'd have to make sure
the ".git" subdirectory is made inaccessible for the web clients using
whatever stands for .htaccess in your web server.

AFAIK, creation of reparse points is provided by the mklink command-line
tool since Vista.  Alternatives also exists--I prefer doing this using
the FAR archive manager [2].

1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NTFS_symbolic_link
2. http://farmanager.com

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