I often use Git to track files on shared folders (e.g. Dropbox or networked
file systems): on my repository I use a specific branch to mirror the
content of the external folder while working on my branches. Before syncing
back to the shared media I "rebase" the external folder into the tracking
branch and merge my work.
It doesn't seem much different than tracking a svn remote repository with
the difference that there's no history on the remote; so I was wondering
whether there is something out there which could streamline the process the
way git-svn does.
Basically, I'd like to have some porcelain that enables something like:
$ git rfolder clone file://home/myhome/DropBox/shared my-shared
$ git rfolder rebase
merging my work
$ git rfolder dcommit
The simplest solution would be to set up a git repository on the shared
folder; but I don't want to do that for several reasons. I also considered
to keep an external .git directory using the --git-dir option; but it seem
rather messy as solution.
Any suggestion on best practices or existing porcelain would be welcome.
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