On Sun, Apr 20, 2014 at 4:13 PM, Miller, Hugh <hughmil...@chevron.com> wrote:
> Dear Community,
> Is there any way to use .git (e.g., a different set of "client" commands) 
> that allows the .git folder to be placed in a location away from the actual 
> files being versioned ? For example, can one set environment variables that 
> let the software know where the .git folder is ?


git --git-dir=<new .git location> --work-tree=<top work tree location>
<some command>

The reason of two arguments instead of one is because .git is also
used to mark top work tree location, which is now lost after you move
.git elsewhere. You could also set environment variables GIT_DIR and
GIT_WORK_TREE, which have the same effect. "man git" for details.
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