On Tue, 27 Sep 2016 06:56:06 -0700 (PDT)
Wilson Mar <wilson...@gmail.com> wrote:
> I'd like your opinion of a shell script I created at:
> I created it as part of my Master class on Git and GitHub
> to provide a way for people to see an entire sequence of Git commands.
> People can change something and see the impact on the chain of events
> and log outputs.
> The script is idempotent - it creates a new repo locally each run,
> but first deletes folders created from the previous run.
> Same thing with creating a repo.
> The script obtains a token from GitHub by providing a user's password,
> then uses the token to create a repo.
> On the next run it deletes the repo before starting again.
> The script pulls in a .secrets file containing the GITHUB_PASSWORD
> for the account and GITHUB_TOKEN.
I have no idea what this script really does, but I'd like to warn you
that you possibly may be confusing Git with Github in your head -- I'm
judging from the name of the script and the repository it's located in.
You should get this distinction very well understood: Git is a
standalone software package which makes no use of Github. Github is a
hosting provider for Git repositories, which adds a web interface to
manipulate the server-side replicas of your repositores, manage access
to them etc, and exposes a web API to do some of these manipulations in
an automatable way.
Hence Github makes use of Git, but the reverse is not true.
That is, to start working with Git on an existing project, you just go
on and call `git init .` in the project's directory. That's all.
You do not even need a remote repository hosted somewhere: Git
repositories are completely free-standing. And if you need one, it's
not necessarily should be hosted by Github: it may be another directory
on your filesystem (or on a filesystem on your pendrive), it may reside
on a nearby computer, or on a corporate server. Or you can use another
public Git hosting provider such as Bitbucket.
If you do understand all this stuff, please excuse me for reiterating
it. But in any case please do not confuse your users. This confusion
between Git and Github is a real thing, and it's bad because it
actually takes away from the knowledge of your users.
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