git, in and of itself, cannot limit access to _anything_. It is not an
access control system.
In order to limit access to one or more directories (folders) or files, you
must use the facilities with the host operating system. Because you said
"folder" instead of "directory", I assume that you are running Windows. I
don't _do_ Windows <grin/>. On a real OS, like UNIX or Linux, you can use
Access Control Lists (ACLs) to enforce limits on a user's abilities. I
would hope that Windows has something similar.
But how you do this when "the git way" is for every user to have their own
complete copy of the entire repository exist on their personal computer,
is really beyond me. Normally there is a bare repository on a "server". The
developer does a "git clone" on it. This downloads everything in the
repository and creates the working directory. The files and folders all
belong to that user. The "server" is no longer in the picture at all. The
developer can do what [s]he wants. They may, or may not, be able to do a
"git push" to merge their changes back to the bare repository from which
they did the "git clone". But, if they can, that operation is an "all or
nothing". There is nothing within git, as distributed, to say that
developer "x" can do a push, but only for files in directory "y". You might
be able to do something like this by using a "Server Side Hook" as in:
If the above is what you want, then you might want to look at installing
gitolite on your server. It won't address the fact that a developer will
get the entire repository contents. But it can control what they can
successfully "push" to the bare repository.
Centralized SCM systems, such as Subversion, can control who can "check
out" what. But git does not take this approach.
On Fri, Jul 19, 2013 at 6:37 AM, Juan Carlos Rodríguez
> Hi, ****
> ** **I have one question about Git.
> ** **I want to use Git in a project but only some developers can Access
> in some folders (not all folders of the Project). Can Git limits the access
> to folders to users? How?
> ** **An example:
> ** **Project p_example
> ** **Users: A, B and C
> ** **
> Only B and C can access into scripts, src and docs folders but A only can
> access into scripts folder.****
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