On Monday, September 10, 2012 1:11:24 PM UTC+2, maxhodges wrote:
> I'm new to Git (have never used it yet), and have a couple questions about 
> basic install and config that I can't find clear answers to in the manual.
> I want to use Git for version control of web site development files (html, 
> css, php). Do I need to install it on my unix webserver? 

This depends on how your deployment works. Some people copy stuff from 
their own development machine to the webserver. Others build and distribute 
a zip file to the server. If you want to use Git itself to distribute the 
production code, you will need to install it on the webserver. Some example 
approaches are documented here:


> Or can I use the Windows version here on my desktop and manage/deploy the 
> files to the web server?

As above, if you prefer ftp'ing or scp'ing the files to the server, feel 
free to do this, as you can use Git for revision control and still do 
deplyment your own way.

> If I must install it on the webserver, can I use the Windows GUI to 
> checkout the files, or is my only choice to learn the commands and check 
> files it and out using the command-line over SSH or something?

This depends on the server you have. If it is some kind of remote machine 
(Windows Server, etc), you can probably use a GUI. If it's some linux 
machine, you'll probably have to stick to the command line via SSH.

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