Can you have multiple access points within a repo?

What I mean is, suppose i have a repo accessing:
./DIR/

And I want some people to access
./DIR/FOLDER1/
and other to access
./DIR/FOLDER2/

But I want access to the whole thing .. can I make each folder including
the parent folder DIR a git repo, so they can connect to the subfolders but
not the main folder?




On Sat, Jun 29, 2013 at 9:38 PM, Ed Pataky <ed.pat...@gmail.com> wrote:

> If I setup a bare repo, and all developers track their changes, all is
> good .. but then one developer makes a bunch of changes that were not
> tracked and files are out of sync .. how do i tell GIT to revert back to
> the old file versions when everything was ok?
>
>
> On Sat, Jun 29, 2013 at 8:15 AM, Ed Pataky <ed.pat...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> thank you very helpful
>>
>> i am seeing everywhere that a bare repo is the way to go for distributed
>> developers .. it seems to me we should essentially make a rule that you
>> make your changes and test locally if possible, then ftp them to the server
>> when ok ... once all done the next step is (i am choosing SourceTree Gui)
>> stage changes, commit and push ..
>>
>> My only question now is can developers have different set of files in
>> thier local repos? for example i use python and other developers use php,
>> and we all edit html as well...so in my repo i added only html and python
>> and in thiers i would tell them to add thier php ad the same html .. is
>> there any issue with this? i just do not want to download the entire
>> website directory contents because it is huge
>>
>>
>> On Saturday, June 29, 2013, aft wrote:
>>
>>> You have some fundamental misconception about how git works.
>>>
>>> 1. Its not a deploying tool. Your git server is only meant for
>>> "providing a neat way" to synchronize everyone's work. Not for
>>> deployment. Best idea is to make your release tarballs from your local
>>> dev machine and ftp it into the server. Don't use the files inside
>>> server's repo as production use.
>>>
>>> 2. Git does not recognize a file by its file_name. It considers files
>>> as "blob" object, which resides in "tree" object. A particular tree
>>> snapshot makes a "commit" object, some pointer to a commit object is
>>> "branch" object etc. All these objects has unique ID , identified by a
>>> SHA1 checksum. Now if you edit a file, its SHA1 hash changes, so from
>>> git's perspective its no longer the same "blob" object, its a
>>> different object. That's why you have to "git add" every time you make
>>> modification on a file. you have to do "git status" to see what have
>>> changed since last commit. And decide which changes should go into a
>>> particular commit, git add them, then do git commit. There is a
>>> shortcut "git commit -a" which adds all the changes. But i prefer
>>> adding them by hand because that way i can organize my commit. If two
>>> edits are functionally separate, they should reside in different
>>> commits. A commit should not be larger then one screen full of edits.
>>> If its a huge, then you're doing something wrong. Because the idea of
>>> VCS gets killed if your diffs are "huge" to comprehend.
>>>
>>> 3) My advice is git is for managing "source code versions" and its
>>> useful for the "developers". Your deployment strategy should not be
>>> based on git. It should be different.
>>>
>>> Tag your releases. Use "git archive" to make release tarballs. Then
>>> push them in the production server for deployment. You can write
>>> scripts which can automate the whole process.
>>>
>>> On Sat, Jun 29, 2013 at 2:21 PM, Ed Pataky <ed.pat...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> > Gergely
>>> >
>>> > you said "Again, you can only do this if you don't need the source
>>> files to
>>> > be present on the server, or you can clone it to a separate directory
>>> to
>>> > access, test or serve them." ...
>>> >
>>> > I do not understand this .. why cant the files be on the server?  I
>>> have a
>>> > std web server with web files ... scripts, html, etc .. can I not use
>>> this
>>> > bare repo idea for this?  Why not?
>>> >
>>> > ed
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > On Fri, Jun 28, 2013 at 11:22 AM, Gergely Polonkai <
>>> gerg...@polonkai.eu>
>>> > wrote:
>>> >>
>>> >> Hello,
>>> >>
>>> >> if I was you, I would use a bare repository on the server side. This
>>> will
>>> >> render the server's repository unreadable for the human eye, but the
>>> >> server-side merging would become unnecessary. To do this, create a new
>>> >> directory on the server, and issue the command
>>> >>
>>> >> git init --bare
>>> >>
>>> >> in it. After that, simply `git push` into it from your local machine,
>>> and
>>> >> tell your developers to use that repo from then on (or overwrite the
>>> old
>>> >> plain text repository with the new, bare one).
>>> >>
>>> >> Again, you can only do this if you don't need the source files to be
>>> >> present on the server, or you can clone it to a separate directory to
>>> >> access, test or serve them.
>>> >>
>>> >> Best,
>>> >> Gergely
>>> >>
>>> >> On 28 Jun 2013 20:14, "HWSWMAN" <ed.pat...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> >>>
>>> >>> Ok, I want to start over after having spent a few hours trying
>>> things ...
>>> >>>
>>> >>> Here is my situation ... I need to use GIT for some source control
>>> .. i
>>> >>> have never used any source control before and I want to use it in the
>>> >>> simplest possible way first, to get running, and have some version
>>> control
>>> >>> going on ... i have a very small team of only a few people, but in
>>> different
>>> >>> locations.
>>> >>>
>>> >>> I read some stuff and this is what I am planning on doing, please
>>> tell me
>>> >>> if this makes sense:
>>> >>>
>>> >>> I went on the server and used "git init" to create a new repo
>>> >>> added some files and directories, and commited them from the server
>>> >>> i installed and opened GIT GUI, simple and free, this is what i want
>>> ...
>>> >>> i cloned the repo to my local machine ... all good
>>> >>> now my understanding is that on the server is the master branch, so
>>> all
>>> >>> the developers who develop locally on their machines, should create
>>> a branch
>>> >>> so that they can push ... i created a branch on my machine called
>>> >>> <company>-<name>-<desc>, I will recommend all the developers to do
>>> this
>>> >>> I made some changes to files in the repo, staged, and commited ...
>>> all
>>> >>> good ... i also pushed and no issues ...
>>> >>> Now I notice i have to go to the server to merge the changes so the
>>> files
>>> >>> actually show up on the web server ... worked fine ..
>>> >>> So the idea is, since this all worked, that i would tell the
>>> developers
>>> >>> to (1) clone the repo (2) create a branch to work out of (3) do their
>>> >>> development and stage and commit changes locally, then push to the
>>> server
>>> >>> ... (4) then they should tell me they need me to merge the branch,
>>> and I
>>> >>> would ask for the branch name ... i would then go to the server and
>>> merge
>>> >>> the changes
>>> >>> Does this all sound good so far?  Will it work fine? ...
>>> >>> Now if yes, if there is an issue, how do i roll back a change? ..
>>> can i
>>> >>> simply issue a command on the server, and have the files roll back
>>> to the
>>> >>> state before the last merge? How do i do this?
>>> >>>
>>> >>> Otherwise please let me know if this is not right in some way how i
>>> am
>>> >>> thinking ... note i do not care if i do not have the 110% most
>>> optimal way
>>> >>> of doing things, i just need a simple method to have some control,
>>> and some
>>> >>> tracking for now .. this seems to work and i just want some
>>> verification ..
>>> >>> i am sure more experienced users have suggestions as to how to make
>>> this
>>> >>> better/smoother/more ef-Cheers
>>>
>>> -Arif
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