Tag – Git

Remove Files completely from Git repository

Delete a file completely from Git history

March 11, 2020    Tags: git

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It can happen that you add some big files to Git (binaries, documents, images, ...) or some "private" files which should not be in git. Removing it from your filesystem with a single commit will just remove the file in the working tree, but Git does not fully delete a file when removing it via commit. Maybe you want to restore it. That's why Git keeps it in his history.

Caching git credentials

Aug. 10, 2015    Tags: git

During my work as a sysadmin and developer I have to do a lot with git as a vcs. Most of the time I have git repositories which are reachable via ssh. There I don’t have to type (thanks to the ssh key) any password during pull, push and fetch commands. But some repositories are only reachable via https. There I also don’t want to type my password every time.

Set default branch in git bare repository

Sept. 12, 2014    Tags: git  repository

Sometimes I use a git bare repository without a configured master branch. If you clone a bare repository without a master branch, git will cry all the time that no HEAD is configured on the bare repsitory.

So we have to setup a different default branch on that bare repository.

Avoid committing your changes

April 4, 2013    Tags: git

If you’re working on a project where you have config files with passwords or a file with specific settings in them, for example a fabfile with different settings on different computers or a mutt config file with a server password. This is a bit risky to rely on always being vigilant and avoiding staging that hunk when building a commit.

Install Git from Source on OSX

March 16, 2013    Tags: git  osx  mac

I decided to update my Git-SCM Version on my Macbook. Therfore I tried it by compiling and installing from source. It was a little bit tricky. I give a short description how I did it.

Switch from gitweb to cgit

Feb. 18, 2013    Tags: git  gitweb  cgit

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I switched my git repository browsing tool from gitweb to cgit.

I haven’t found any really working option to enable caching in gitweb. I have some repositories which are really large. At the moment, one call to the gitweb main (project) page costs a lot of time because the git call to get the latest commit time

gitit

Nov. 23, 2012    Tags: wiki  gitit  git

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I really like the Source Code Management Tool Git. Since 3 months i used MediaWiki as a private wiki.

MediaWiki can be used like Wikipedia on an own server. After 3 months of using and testing, I recognized that it is pretty overloaded.
Indeed, MediaWiki is pretty cool, but it is not really designed to be used by a single person.

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