OK - question. I created the remote repo based on your instructions. I now
repo at */var/www/repos/app.git*
applicaton files at */var/www/app*
I cloned the repo to my local machine via SSH. I did a minor change and
eventually pushed the modified file to the repo - with success - however
the file in my application folder did not change. How do I synchronize the
repo (app.git) with my actual application? I would like to see the changes
LIVE after I push them. It worked this way with Mercurial: there was a
remote repo and a local cloned version - after performing push the changes
were instanlty in the remote.
How do I do this with Git?
On Tuesday, November 19, 2013 8:40:16 PM UTC+1, lesssugar wrote:
> That was r e a l ly helpful. Will giv it a try. Thanks a lot.
> On Tuesday, November 19, 2013 5:39:10 PM UTC+1, Konstantin Khomoutov wrote:
>> On Tue, 19 Nov 2013 04:30:15 -0800 (PST)
>> lesssugar <rgozdz...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Hi everyone, I'm new to Git and not sure how to achieve my goal.
>> > I have an application hosted on a remote server. I would like to
>> > create a repo in the application folder, so I can clone all the files
>> > to my local machine and perform standard add/commit/push workflow.
>> > What are the steps to setup such connection with Git?
>> Well, on the surface the solutions is simple: 1) turn the app directory
>> into a Git repo, add (most of) the files, recursively, record an
>> initial commit; 2) provide access to this repository (SSH or HTTP[S] or
>> But that's only in theory.
>> Git is not a deployment tool:
>> 1) You can't push to a branch in a remote repository which is
>> there currently checked out.
>> 2) Git does not store file ownership and permission bits.
>> 3) Git does not know anything about databases, their schema changes
>> and migration scripts.
>> For the usual website deployment, which in 99.9% is done in a rather
>> brain-dead fashion -- the www-data (or whatever system user used to run
>> the web server software) gets R/W access to the whole tree of files
>> constituting the website, -- (2) might be ignored, and for static
>> websites (3) might be ignored as well.
>> The solution to (1) is to use a so-called "bare" repository on the
>> server (this kind of repository does not contain the work tree) armed
>> with a post-receive hook -- a script which is run by Git when certain
>> event happens in the repository, reception of new commits in our
>> case -- performing actual update of files in a dedicated directory
>> using the latest (received) state of some branch.
>> Now I'll stop here and let you google for "git+web+deployment" for this
>> topic has accumulated countless blog posts by now.
>> As to how to turn your existing project into a bare Git repo...
>> I'd go like this (on ther server):
>> $ cp -lR /path/to/your/app /var/tmp/repo
>> $ cd /var/tmp/repo
>> $ git init
>> $ nano .gitignore
>> ...add here masks for files you don't want,
>> like .htaccess, *.swp, *~ etc
>> $ git add .
>> $ git commit -m 'Initial commit'
>> $ git config core.bare true
>> $ mv .git /path/to/your/git/repos/app.git
>> $ cd; rm -rf /var/tmp/repo
>> By now you have a directory app.git which is a bare repo
>> contatining a single commit on the branch named "master".
>> You can now access it after setting up SSH or HTTP or whatever to work
>> with Git , .
>> 1. http://git-scm.com/book/en/Git-on-the-Server
>> 2. http://git-scm.com/blog/2010/03/04/smart-http.html
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