Git is an open-source DVCS (Distributed Version Control System)

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When should I stop committing to master on new projects?

Whenever a new project starts, it usually makes sense to start by committing straight to master until you've got something "stable", and then you start working in branches. At least, this is how I ...
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Additional actions in setup.py for install

Background So, I'm developing a project, and I'm writing setup.py script for it, using distutils. I'm using CPython3.3. I use some libraries that have invalid distributions in PyPI, so they have to ...
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Private comments in git

I need to add a feature to some code in a big project and due to the complexity I find it very helpful to add detailed comments to many lines to keep track of what's happening. This is only for my own ...
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Moving a multi-GB SVN repo to Git

Currently my company has a Visual Studio solition in an SVN repo that's organized as follows: SolutionFolder (~3.5 GB) |-> SolutionName.sln |-> .. Some source code folders... (~250 MB) |-> ...
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Is it possible to tag only a portion of a git push?

I'm very new to git, but last week I installed it, set up bitbucket, and pushed my current project to my first bitbucket repo. All went well and I'm pleased with git as a simple, powerful, yet free ...
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What's the best way to undo a Git merge that wipes files out of the repo?

So imagine the following the happens (and that we're all using SourceTree): We're all working off origin/develop. I go on holiday for a week. My coworker has been working locally for the past ...
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Team Git workflow working with a multi-project Sitecore solution using TDS

We are a team of 8-10 developers working on different parts of a Sitecore instance. In the past we've used SVN and more recently (and successfully) Hg, but are moving to using Git as our primary ...
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using pre-commit / post-merge hook script to replace configuration values

I'm having some problem developing a web application with various developers, each one has an specific configuration to work. and i would like to use the less resource cosuming approach to avoid that ...
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Sharing only part of code with git

The situation I have code which has features X and Y. Bob needs access to the code to help develop feature X further. Normally I would allow Bob to clone the code, but the problem is that feature Y ...
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How do you handle multiple developer configuration in a project?

I've been thinking lately about how I handle config changes between multiple developers on a project. Specifically here about a Laravel project in PHP, but I guess this applies largely to all ...
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How to minimize merge conflicts when using non-lock VCS like git?

I have been using git for about four months now. While I like most of its features, I find it rather inconvenient that multiple developers can make concurrent changes to the same file and then a need ...
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GIT and different versions of a project: what are the best practices?

I'm very new in using GIT as a versioning system and despite a lot of searches, I can't seem to really understand how to handle my scenario. I have this web project that needs to be developed in two ...
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What workflow do you find efficient when simultaneously developing multiple inter-dependent GIT branches? [closed]

Let me start by saying that my GIT knowledge is fairly shallow, so I'm guessing that there might be something I'm missing. THE SETUP: As an example, we have a project which is being developed as a ...
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Why do so many websites prefer “git rebase” over “git merge”?

One of the advantages of using a DVCS is the edit-commit-merge workflow (over edit-merge-commit often enforced by a CVCS). Allowing each unique change to be recorded in the repository independent of ...
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What's the best Git workflow for working with an open source project with employer-specific changes?

At my current employer, we are using an open-source project hosted on Github as a component of our application. I have been working on this project to both add some features that we need and to ...
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Managing codebase for basic and pro edition of a project

I have a project which will have basic and professional edition. The professional edition will have all the features of the basic edition. I am using git to manage the project's codebase. I consider ...
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Finish feature reverted commits from develop

I am using git as a version control system, and using git-flow as the branching model. I started a feature branch some weeks ago in order to maintain the system in a clean state while developping that ...
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How do I set up pairing email addresses?

Our team uses the Ruby gem hitch to manage pairing. You set it up with a group email address (e.g. dev@mycompany.com) and then tell it who is pairing: $ hitch james tiffany Hitch then sets your Git ...
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Organisation GitHub account. Secure to use for personal projects?

So a large client of mine gave me access to their Organisation GitHub account. With it came a login for myself (on github.companyname.com) and of course access to certain repos on their company ...
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Why “Fork me on GitHub”?

I understand how GitHub works, but one thing I've been confused about is, why almost every OSS project lately has a "Fork me on GitHub" link on their homepage. For example, http://jqtjs.com/, ...
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How to maintain a forked git repo with feature branches that upstream won't pull?

So here's a typical workflow on Github... Like some project -> fork it -> git clone https://github.com/you/someproject. Open project. Like what you see, but make some changes. Having been ...
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Strategy for code review before merge to master from feature branches

Me and my team use feature branches (with git). I'm wondering which is the best strategy for code review before merge to master. I checkout a new branch from master, lets call it fb_#1 I commit a ...
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Why doesn't Git daemon start in the background? [closed]

Just as in the title, why doesn't git daemon start the service in the background, since it's a "daemon", being a background process? I know that I can start it in the background using git daemon ...
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Etiquette for editing someone's pull request

I own a repository on GitHub to which someone sent a pull request with one single commit. I only want to implement his solution partially, and use about half of the code changes the user made. What ...
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Could a reflog replace tags for bookkeeping?

My repository has a branch production and is filled with countless tags of the format production-20130101-1234 that point to what has been actually shipped on the given datetime. I think this ...
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Two or one git repo for Android app + web service backend?

I'm wondering what the best practice is for my git repository structure where I have an Android application + a web service backend. In general, I'd like to release these two independently (e.g., perf ...
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Why do git commits not contain the name of the branch they were created on?

When working with git in a team using feature branches, I often find it difficult to understand the branch structure in history. Example: Let's say there was a feature branch feature/make-coffee, ...
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which directory to initialize git repo

I'm just getting started with Git. I'll be doing PHP development and was wondering if I should initialize my repo within my server root folder, or any directory on my hard drive and publish my ...
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Git temporary code-change

My program interacts with another application via a socket communication. The current public version of this application does not support a specific command while the newest trunk does. To be ...
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Distributing a data access solution across multiple solutions

I have 3 solutions, one of them is a dataccess solution with all the repositories etc. At the moment when a change is made to it, the others have to go get the latest nuget version locally, we have a ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of cryptographically signing commits and tags in Git?

So someone peer reviewed my work, and he told me that I should always sign my commits and tags cryptographically. When asked why, he didn't know to explain it to me, and said "It's just a good thing ...
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GitHub Organizations for a project spanning multiple repositories?

I've started a project that involves at least three repositories on GitHub. One of the repositories is a generic documentation-and-examples dump, and the other two contain the implementation of two ...
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Is it ever OK to commit non-working code?

Is it good idea to require to commit only working code? This commit doesn't need to leave the repository in a working state as: ... we are in early design stages, the code is not yet stable. ...
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Placing images into Git for a CRM

I have built this CMS that has the option to add entries to the database. Each entry that is created has about 5 to 10 new images showing the product for sale. Each image is about 150Kb in size. I ...
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How to make a “git push” update files on your web host?

I have a few sites which are all hosted on the same web hosting service under shared hosting. My web host supports Git and I have SSH access to it, and I also have Git setup on my laptop as well. I ...
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Git Staging: When to stage? What to do if modification occurs afterwards

I'm rather new to the broad world of Git. I have read the manual and have been practicing but I am confused about few aspects of it, which I couldn't figure out after searching for. I'm wondering: ...
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Using Git - better to do lot of incremental updates or one big daily update? [duplicate]

Ive just started working with Git (Github) in anticipation for an up coming project I'm project managing and designing and developing the front end of. One thing I couldn't work out is, is it ...
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My github pull request was merged, what's the convention at this stage?

I forked a project on Github, made a small change and sent a pull request to the original maintainer, who has pulled it in. Now the last commit there is Merged pull request #11 from ...
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Git for a solo developer [duplicate]

I'm a developer working on a Wordpress project. I work on this alone and I want to improve the way I use Git but I don't know where to start. Currently, I'm using git to commit all of the work that ...
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GitShell, how can I not type the username and passwords?

Open the CMD, and I should type the password and usename? In the GitShell opened by shortcut, I don't need to type the username and password. Related is here: How can I convert GitShell's ...
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Are Frequent Complicated Merge Conflicts A Sign of Problems?

On our team, we use Git as our source control. We have several areas of code that are almost independent but have some overlap. Lately we have been discussing workflows and approaches to using source ...
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How to evaluate moving to Team Foundation Server

My development team presently uses the following software in our workflow: JIRA Bamboo (Atlassian continuous integration) Greenhopper (Atlassian agile project management) Confluence Git, hosted on ...
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When should we clean up old, no longer used GIT branches? [duplicate]

We have several bugfix branches that are starting to pile up. They have been merged into master, and deployed to production. Is there a good benchmark for when these branches should be cleaned up? ...
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Which is better for small bug fixes and small features - naming branches by ticket number or naming them by feature description?

I am in the middle of a disagreement (cordial, of course) with my lead about proper branch naming. This applies to bug-fix and small feature branches, not long-running feature branches. For ...
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Organizing a git repository with several projects sharing code

I have several small projects running on different embedded hardware, and about 50% of their code is identical (typically some drivers, their operating system, and some libraries). I want to merge ...
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Using multiple Git repositories instead of a single one containing many apps from different teams? [duplicate]

I am migrating a 10-years-old big CVS repository to Git. It seemed obvious to split this multiple-projects repository into several Git ones. But the decision-makers are used to CVS, therefore their ...
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Under what conditions should I rebase rather than merge?

Here is, roughly, our structure of work using git, for web development. We have a master branch, and individual or groups of work are done seperately in branches, then merged in. A ticket (or ...
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How can I look at a GitHub repository and know what version of the code to download?

I am new to GitHub and new to the open source world (coming from .NET). I have a media wiki site and want to install a Google analytics extension: ...
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Why does git use hashes instead of revision numbers?

I always wondered why git prefers hashes over revision numbers. Revision numbers are much clearer and easier to refer to (in my opinion): There is a difference between telling someone to take a look ...
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Need a transition from my workflow, or make it better / fix it

This is how I roll with git: I clone/fork something locally I create a new branch devel. This is supposed to be a quickfix branch. It is also supposed to be parent to all branches. I create a topic ...