I contracted the title from "A script containing Git commands that create a
repo and uploads to GitHub".
On Tue, Sep 27, 2016 at 8:17 AM, Konstantin Khomoutov <
> 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:
> > https://github.com/wilsonmar/git-utilities/blob/master/git-
> > 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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