I've modified the auto generated gh-pages templates with a few edits
converts it to simply read the README.md. This results in 5 files that are
only for the gh-pages hosting, not part of my repo. And never change after
the first edit & commit.
Is there a way for me to merge my local master, with its README.md, *into*
the remote gh-pages branch? Without deleting the 5 "hosting" files? Or
something at least very, very simple?
This post http://oli.jp/2011/github-pages-workflow/ discussed various
mirroring and other stunts that help with gh-pages. One really nice idea
was to simply push master directly *into* github's gh-pages using:
git push -f origin master:gh-pages
i.e. gh-pages = master + 5 files. Didn't seem to work, ended up with a 404
page (which I could repair via a push of my local gh-pages branch.)
So I want to merge master, and its README.md into the remote gh-pages
branch with its 5 additional, non-changing files, easily.
Locally, in my working dir, I thought a simple merge master into gh-pages
might work but it doesn't .. it removes the hosting 5 files. And anyway,
I'd prefer the stunt above that builds the gh-pages once and then makes no
further (local) changes to it.
I could use the "mirror" approach, but I really don't want to include these
5 files in master, and clutter up master.
Help?! Sorry my git-fu is minimal.
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