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Posts tagged git

Subtag of version-control · 13 child tags

Use for questions about Git, an open-source distributed version control system (DVCS). The topics should include git usage (e.g. commands) and workflows.

Avoid adding Git repository product names (e.g. GitHub or GitLab) if the question is not specifically asking about a workflow involving that product (the mere usage of that repository is not enough).

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Q&A Git command formatting characters in msbuild are interpreted incorrectly

I wish to add a property with the date of the current Git commit to the assembly info. From my .csproj: <Exec Command="git -C &quot;$(ProjectDir).&quot; log -1 --pretty=format:%ad" ...

1 answer  ·  posted 11d ago by LyndonGingerich‭  ·  edited 10d ago by Michael‭

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Q&A Git apply vs git am

What are the differences between git apply and git am commands? Both seem to be used for applying patches to repositories. When should one be used over the other?

1 answer  ·  posted 1mo ago by Iizuki‭  ·  last activity 24d ago by Michael‭

Question git
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Q&A What is the point of triggering CI/CD with an empty git commit?

I read posts (e.g., 1, 2, 3) that recommend triggering a CI build process by pushing an empty git commit. I don't understand how this is a good idea as the commit history will be peppered with mea...

3 answers  ·  posted 4mo ago by toraritte‭  ·  last activity 3mo ago by matthewsnyder‭

Question git ci/cd
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Q&A Can GitHub rewrite authorship of commits?

GitHub has a setting wherein they offer to "anonymize" your user email from, say, somebody@example.com to somebody@users.noreply.github.com. I presume this is to prevent you from getting spam from ...

1 answer  ·  posted 3mo ago by Michael‭  ·  edited 3mo ago by matthewsnyder‭

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Q&A Git-ignoring files with special characters in their names, especially newlines

My actual motivation is to understand the semantics of the .gitignore file syntax in precise detail, for a program which is expected to emulate them as accurately as possible. However, while coming...

1 answer  ·  posted 3mo ago by Karl Knechtel‭  ·  last activity 3mo ago by Peter Taylor‭

Question git linux gitignore
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Q&A How to run Gitlab CI jobs only in specific branches?

By default Gitlab CI jobs run on any commit. I would like to restrict some of them to run only on commits to specific branches. How to do this in .gitlab-ci.yml?

1 answer  ·  posted 3mo ago by Iizuki‭  ·  last activity 3mo ago by Iizuki‭

Question gitlab-ci
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Q&A How to revert main branch to an earlier commit in git?

How to move the main branch back to an earlier commit in git?

2 answers  ·  posted 5mo ago by Iizuki‭  ·  last activity 3mo ago by Michael‭

Question git
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Q&A What are the benefits of starting a Git repo with an empty commit?

Found an article about starting a repo with an empty commit. Read the post a couple of times, but still don't understand the reasoning: 1. git log and other commands blow up with terrifying ...

2 answers  ·  posted 4mo ago by toraritte‭  ·  last activity 4mo ago by Michael‭

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Q&A How to compare a git stash to the current working tree?

In git you can put your current changes aside for a moment with git stash. This is really neat but what often ends up happening is that you forget what was in there, and what was the state of the b...

1 answer  ·  posted 4mo ago by Iizuki‭  ·  edited 4mo ago by Iizuki‭

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Q&A Git add/stage only part of a file's changes

Say I've made a bunch of changes to a file and would like to split those changes into two or more commits. Normal git add however stages the whole file in one go. So how to add only some of the ch...

1 answer  ·  posted 4mo ago by Iizuki‭  ·  last activity 4mo ago by Iizuki‭

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Q&A How to delete a local branch in git?

How to delete a local git branch which hasn't been pushed to anywhere, and only exists locally?

1 answer  ·  posted 5mo ago by Iizuki‭  ·  edited 5mo ago by Iizuki‭

Question git git-branch
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Q&A How should open source forks, with a mix of upstreamable and non-upstreamable commits, be maintained?

I have a few different projects that rely on open source technology that I wish to make modifications to (say, to add key features for business or personal use) that will vary between upstreamable ...

1 answer  ·  posted 6mo ago by eoin.oneill‭  ·  last activity 5mo ago by matthewsnyder‭

Question git repository
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Q&A How do I customize merge behavior for a shared git repo?

I often find it useful to arrange things so that each commit on master's first-parent is a discrete change. It allows git log --first-parent --oneline to be used as a concise, automatically-generat...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by ajv‭  ·  last activity 6mo ago by GrantMoyer‭

Question git git-merge
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Q&A `git submodule foreach git pull` in parallel

I use git submodule foreach git pull to update my submodules. There's quite a few and it appears that foreach is updating them one by one, instead of in parallel. How can I do it in parallel?

1 answer  ·  posted 7mo ago by matthewsnyder‭  ·  last activity 6mo ago by GrantMoyer‭

Question git git-submodule
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Q&A Reaching to a directory in git-bash

I have created a directory named Temporary_add_to_version_control on Desktop. Now I am trying to reach that directory by typing the following in git-bash: cd ~/Desktop/Temporary_add_to_version_con...

1 answer  ·  posted 6mo ago by Birbal01‭  ·  edited 6mo ago by meta guy‭

Question git-bash RStudio
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Q&A How to move a tag in git?

I have created a tag in my project, using git tag v2023 However, I forgot to commit a few changes. Now I would like to move this tag to the current point (after having committed the changes I had...

1 answer  ·  posted 7mo ago by mr Tsjolder‭  ·  edited 6mo ago by meta guy‭

Question git version-control
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Q&A Git: How to clone only a few recent commits?

How do I clone the repository with only part of the history? For example, let's say I want to download only the last 5 commits out of thousands.

2 answers  ·  posted 6mo ago by matthewsnyder‭  ·  last activity 6mo ago by hkotsubo‭

Question git-clone
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Q&A Clone .git repo into current dir, without touching files

I have git repo where the .git is deleted. I didn't realize it until after I made some changes to the code. I want to re-create the .git by cloning. However I don't want it to touch the files that...

1 answer  ·  posted 6mo ago by matthewsnyder‭  ·  last activity 6mo ago by matthewsnyder‭

Question git-clone
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Q&A Resolving "fatal: Unable to find remote helper for 'https'" and a warning about templates

On a live boot of Ubuntu 20.04, I was trying to clone into a private GitHub repository. I went through the hassle of installing git, and then gh, and making sure I was signed in through the termina...

0 answers  ·  posted 6mo ago by Mithical‭

Question git
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Q&A Why is git merge from rather than to?

Why does git merge take the source branch rather than the destination branch as a parameter? The most common merge case by far for me is "Okay, this branch looks good, let's merge it into branch X...

4 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by matthewsnyder‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by hkotsubo‭

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Q&A How do I pull new changes in git submodules?

I have a git repository with some submodules. When the submodule repos get new commits on the remote, how can I pull them all?

0 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by matthewsnyder‭

Question git git-submodule
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Q&A Possible drawbacks for having duplicate local sources of the project tracking the same Git remote

Context I have started working on an Angular upgrade for a medium-sized project (from v. 10 to v. 15) and this is a rather long activity that is interrupted by other changes that need to be perfor...

2 answers  ·  posted 8mo ago by Alexei‭  ·  last activity 8mo ago by Andrew‭

Question git angular upgrade npm
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Q&A How to make Husky run git hook?

How to make Husky run git hook? I have a working git hook, prepare-commit-message, but the moment Husky was installed, the hook stopped working. Not finding much luck, I then tried to make it a "H...

1 answer  ·  posted 8mo ago by LAFK‭  ·  edited 8mo ago by Alexei‭

Question git husky git-hook
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Q&A What is HEAD in Git?

In Git documentation, there are lots of references to the term "HEAD". But what exactly is it? Some places refer to it as "a pointer to the current branch". So it's a branch? What is it used for?

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by hkotsubo‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by hkotsubo‭

Question git terminology
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Q&A Keep local branch changes to resolve all remaining conflicts in a merge

On branch-x, I do git merge branch-y Now there are some conflicts, and git status shows Changes to be committed: new file: a new file: b Unmerged paths: (use "git a...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by Quasímodo‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Quasímodo‭

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Q&A How to configure .gitignore to ignore all files except a certain directory

MWE In the terminal run: mkdir mwe cd mwe mkdir dir touch f1.txt f2.pdf dir/f1.txt dir/f2.pdf git init . Create a .gitignore with: * # ignore all !dir/ # except this directory ...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by mcp‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Moshi‭

Question git gitignore
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Q&A PGP sign emails sent with git-send-email(1)

How can we use git-send-email(1) to sign patches (emails) with the gpg(1) keyring? I've heard it can be done, but couldn't find anything in the git-send-email(1) documentation nor in a web search.

2 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by alx‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by alx‭

Question git email pgp signing
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Q&A Is it possible to undo a git reset?

For some reason, I just wanted to undo a commit on my git repository, which I've done with the following command: git reset --soft HEAD~1 So far, so good. However, by mistake I issued the comma...

2 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by celtschk‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Alexei‭

Question git git-reset
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Q&A Console scripts in virtual environment do not output to terminal in git bash

I have console scripts in my virtual environment in \env\Scripts, installed with packages (e.g. black, pytest, coverage). If I try to execute these in Git Bash, the output is not returned to the te...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by boudewijn21‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by boudewijn21‭

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Q&A What's the correct way to merge a branch and its dependent branch back to master?

In git I branched feature-A from master. To reduce eventual merge conflicts later, I branched feature-B, which heavily overlaps and depends on A, from feature-A. A build of the feature-B branch s...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  edited 2y ago by hkotsubo‭

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Q&A Conditionally ignore files in git

I'm using git for LaTeX projects and am in a little dilemma about how to best ignore files. if I add *.pdf to my .gitignore file, I keep forgetting to force add included graphics if I don...

3 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by samcarter‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Peter Taylor‭

Question git gitignore
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Q&A Git deployment vs SFTP deployment [closed]

I personally use git for deploying my hobby projects into cloud like Heroku. I came across the concept of sftp for uploading files. Now please differentiate these two deployments like when to use w...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by aditya98‭  ·  closed 2y ago by Alexei‭

Question git sftp
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Q&A Is it a good idea to have a permanent branch for a feature?

I'm rather new to using git, so I'm not sure about the best practices regarding it. I have a feature branch branched off, and periodically when the feature needs to be updated I will add some commi...

3 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Hyperlynx‭

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Q&A How do I ask git-show-branch to display a commit range?

For some tasks, I find git show-branch easier to follow than git log. For example, inspecting the history on someone's PR before merging it. git show-branch master topic stops at the first common ...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by ajv‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Alexei‭

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Q&A How can I find git branches where all branch-local commits are from specific people?

We have a bunch of dead branches in our git repository, and I'd like to clean them up. Ones that were merged (but not deleted at the time) are easy; we can see those in the branch list on Bitbucke...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  edited 3y ago by Alexei‭

Question git git-branch
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Q&A How should we share some content between two otherwise-independent git repositories?

We have two teams, dev and doc, and I'd like them to have shared access (via git) to a common subset of content. Specifically, I would like the examples that are used in the doc and that are scrip...

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A How can I make --reset-author the default?

I do a lot of rebasing and amending of my topic branches. I don't think it's especially useful for me or my colleagues to see in the logs what date it was when I first started working on the partic...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Hyperlynx‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭

Question git
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Q&A How do I configure Jenkins to strip the leading “origin/” in git branch parameter?

I'm using Jenkins with a branch parameter to specify the branch to build from. Other stuff downstream needs the branch name to not have the leading "origin/" -- just "feature/blahblah" or "bugfix/1...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Monica Cellio‭

Question regex git jenkins
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Q&A How to protect the git respository for a public_html folder on a Linux server?

On a Linux server, if you leave the .git folder unprotected in the public_html folder, its possible that someone could download the folder and then gain access to your files. There are two ways I h...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by .                                                .‭

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