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Git Essentials

By : Ferdinando Santacroce
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Git Essentials

By: Ferdinando Santacroce

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (17 chapters)


In this section, I would suggest just a bunch of tips and tricks that I found useful in the past.

Bare repositories

Bare repositories are repositories that do not contain working copy files but contain only the .git folder. A bare repository is essentially for sharing; if you use Git in a centralized way, pushing and pulling to a common remote (a local server, a GitHub repository, or so on), you will agree that the remote has no interest in checking out files you work on; the scope of that remote is only to be a central point of contact for the team, so having working copy files in it is a waste of space, and no one will edit them directly on the remote.

If you want to set up a bare repository, you have to use only the --bare option:

$ git init --bare NewRepository.git

As you may have noticed, I called it NewRepository.git, using a .git extension; this is not mandatory but is a common way to identify bare repositories. If you pay attention, you will note that even in GitHub every repository...