Paul Smith <> writes:

> On Mon, 2015-11-09 at 10:01 +0000, Phillip Lord wrote:
>> Now I pull to "~/src/my-repo" so it updates
>> say master (or feature-branch). In ~/src/my-repo-branch/master running
>> git log will show the latest commits to master, but the working
>> directory will be out of date.
> Konstantin gives you excellent details.  However, I follow a simple rule
> which lets me avoid these concerns: I never pull in the "real" repo (in
> your example, I never pull in "~/src/my-repo").  In fact, I never use
> that repo directly at all: I don't even cd to it.  You can/should just
> pull in your workdirs.

That sounds like a good plan. I was trying something slightly evil
though, which breaks this. I've been using unison to sync


between machines. I've been trying to avoid syncing the workdirs because
scanning all the repo files takes long enough as it is. So long as I
commit everything, then it should work. Except that the workdir needs

I was worried my clever plan might not be working after all!

> As long as all your workdir copies of the "real" repo are using
> different branches, and you don't mess around with the contents of the
> "real" repo yourself, you won't have any issues with new-workdir.
> Of course when you're delivering code (for example, into master) then
> you need to check out master in one of your workdirs which breaks the
> above rules.  I personally only ever use new-workdir for personal
> branches, so I never make a new-workdir that is set to master.  I merge
> back one of my personal branches in its workdir back to master, then I
> *delete* that workdir (if I'm done) or set it back to the personal
> branch or check out a new personal branch.  I never let a workdir sit
> with "master" checked out.
> If you do need to have "master" checked out in more than one workdir
> then Konstantin's instructions on how to manage it are spot-on.

I will try them!


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