As Excel files are binary (from git's point of view), merging will be kind
of pain I think. Otherwise it's not a bad idea. There is even a tool called
SparkleShare for such tasks.
On 27 Apr 2013 20:40, "Alex" <alevg...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi everyone!
> I like git very much as version control system form code development and
> I'm using it for a while. But now I've got a different task and I want to
> use git for it.
> I've got a windows share folder, located on a server I don't have access
> to. There are few people working with this folder. The folder contains
> mainly Excel files. Every file can be edited only by one user at any moment
> of time. The task is to organize a version control system on this shared
> folder. My idea is just to create git repository on that shared folder,
> install git gui like TortoiseGit on local machines of user working with it
> and make commits from local machines to the repository. I don't need
> branching, local copies of repository and merging. Only simple commits to
> store history of changes and be able to compare different revisions of the
> file (I'm using a custom utility with git-difftool). The thing I'm worried
> about is would be such approach safe. For example, if 2 users make commits
> at the same time, will it be ok? Or what will happen if the connection to
> the server would be lost during a commit (though it's not likely to
> happen)? Can this make any damage to repository? Maybe there are some other
> problems I haven't thought about?
> I would be glad for any help or comments.
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