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git does not work for some repo but work for others

I encountered a very weird issue for git. I have three repo.s in github, say repo1, repo2 and repo3. On machine 1, I used to be able to clone and pull all three repos. However, suddenly I couldn't ...
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Why I can't open the kernel git repo in my GIT GUI client?

I successfully cloned the kernel using git in command line, nevertheless I find difficult to navigate throughout the repo using the cli and I got a gui client, gitkraken to be specific. The thing ...
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Git with multiple users on other systems using setfacl?

I'm setting up a git environment where multiple developers will work with per project. We have 1 server running git, and 2 seperate servers, 1 live and 1 dev. on dev I created a group and added the ...
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Git Daemon not using specified base-path

I have the following configuration in /etc/xinetd.d/git # description: The git server offers access to git repositories service git { disable = no type = UNLISTED ...
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ssh/git does not use GUI to ask for password after upgrade to to Ubuntu 16.04

I used to run Ubuntu 14.04 on my computer. Whenever I used ssh keys to log in to various servers, I used to get a GUI pop-up dialog asking me for the password for my key. After entering the password ...
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Why does git wrap my log output in quotes?

If I used the following command: git log --pretty=format:"%ad %s%d" the output is: Tue Apr 26 11:29:24 2016 +0000 Updated configuration If I do the following: SIMPLE='--pretty=format:"%ad ...
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Conditional PS1

I'm basically trying to make my PS1 look like this when in a git repo: $ ~/Projects/Blah (master): Or if I'm not in a Git repo, I want it to look like this: $ ~/Projects/Blah: This is my current ...
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How to backup files in multiple directories with git?

The example below is simplified to show the core of the problem, not the problem itself(my file tree is more complicated than that). Let's say that I have two files I want to back up; one in ...
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How to replay Git repository history into subdirectory?

Let's say I've got two repositories aye and bee and I want to get rid of bee, in such a way that the linear history of bee/master is "replayed" in a new subdirectory (several levels deep) of aye. I ...
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Debian git error: undefined symbol: __gmpn_cnd_add_n

$ sudo apt-get install git $ git clone sth Cloning into 'a-folder'... git-remote-https: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libhogweed.so.2: undefined symbol: __gmpn_cnd_add_n ...
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Detect and remove empty directories from list

A common problem game developers have with the Unity3D engine and Git is that Unity and Git fight for whether an empty directory should exist or not - Git doesn't care, Unity3D will keep making git ...
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Can I display GIT in prompt when current directory has a .git folder?

Can I display GIT in prompt when current directory has/contains a .git folder? Is there a way to do this? My current prompt is defined like so: export PS1="[\u@\h] \w $ " So, my prompt looks ...
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Git Backup /home with other repos inside it

I'm trying to make an automated backup of my /home directory. In theory this is simple by running this in a cronjob: cd /home git add . git commit -m "nightly backup" git push where push will push ...
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How to get first 5 chars of a git commit hash id and store it in a variable in bash?

${$(git rev-parse HEAD):0:5} bash: ${$(git rev-parse HEAD):0:5}: bad substitution git rev-parse HEAD returns the hash id, but how do I make a substring out of it? if I divide it into two lines, it ...
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How to turn a git repo into a ppa

Suppose I have a git repo, the instructions for building are: sudo apt-get -y install build-essential git mesa-common-dev libglu1-mesa-dev libsdl2-dev libsamplerate0-dev cd ~ wget ...
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Share a git repo over LAN

I would like to share some of my work with my colleagues. The whole company uses flavors of Debian Linux and is connected in a LAN network. I don't want to bug the administrator with access to the ...
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Remember password for ssh key for some time

I created ssh key. I use it to connect with git repositories. When creating the key, I noticed the prompt that said the password should be hard to guess. Therefore, I came up with 40+ characters-long ...
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zsh: Tab completion for function with Git commands

In zsh I am using the following function to delete a local and a remote branch with one command: gpDo () { git branch -d "$1" && git push --delete origin "$1" } Currently, ...
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git push/pull with ssh key

I have a 'git --bare' repo on a linux machine. I wish to allow another user from a different machine to push/pull to it. I have their ssh key. Is there some way I can allow them to execute the ...
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How to allow `gitolite writable` to everyone?

I want for clients to be able to lock any branch (or at leas repository) to which they have write control. gitolite writable off seems to do just that. But I can't grasp the permissions. $ ssh ...
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git-filter-branch leaving untracked files

I am trying to use git filter-branch to refactor a repository. I am trying to extract one directory from it. Since I am not familiar with the command, I have been experimenting with a copy of the ...
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How to find out which files are outside git repository

Suppose we have a directory with a git repository & files: .git /test/inside-1.txt /test/outside-1.txt outside.txt inside.txt "inside" files are within git repository, "outside" are not. I'd ...
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Crontab shell script git pull and forever start

I'm trying to set up a Raspberry Pi to check a repo on startup and then fire up a node script with forever. I got the second part working, but I tried a dozen git commands with no success. Here is ...
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How to pipe bash completion suggestions? [duplicate]

I am trying to save bash completion suggestions to use them. So, I am trying to simulate two tabs and pipe the result to something else. I am looking for something like: $ getCompletions git ...
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Is there a way to obtain an official Git binary without using a package manager? [duplicate]

I'm a user on a shared Unix system. For one of my scripts, I need a particular version of Git, but the version installed on the system is too old. So I would like to install Git in one of my local ...
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Where in CentOS 7 should I install Ruby?

I am installing Ruby and rbenv on a CentOS 7 by following the instructions in this tutorial, with modifications. One of the recommended lines of code is cd followed by git clone commands. I assume ...
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write error: No space left on device. Removing 'extra' packages. Attempting recovery

The Issue: When I type: dpkg-query -Wf '${Package;-40}${Priority}\n' | sort -b -k2,2 -k1,1 I get a list of all installed packages on my machine, example: ... raspberrypi-artwork ...
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git push via ssh to ubuntu VM not working but I am able to ssh to the same ubuntu

I have setup of ubuntu Guest VM on Virtualbox on MAC HOST. I have setup the ubuntu as server with the help Created ssh key and put the public key on the Ubuntu and I am able to ssh I have added ...
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Forward ssh for git user to git server

It is surprisingly difficult to find information on this simple problem. Like many people we run a gitlabs/gogs server on a remote instance. Currently it listens on port 10022. We also run ssh on ...
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How to install the latest version of Git on Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have version 2.5 of Git on Ubuntu: $ git --version git version 2.5.0 but Git is at version 2.7.1 now. The Git website says to do apt-get install git to install it. But I tried both sudo ...
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Build CentOS RPM for current git release, unsuccessful rebuild with alternate prefix

I am stuck in an effort to provide an maintain an up-to-date git release for a collection of CentOS Linux servers. I was hoping to be able to create binary RPMs that I could just have published to a ...
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How do I get git to give me an acceptable pkgver for Atom which I can use to check it out?

I am working on the atom-editor-git PKGBUILD in the AUR, hoping to turn it into an Atom equivalent to the gvim-git PKGBUILD. See the gvim-git PKGBUILD updates its package version whenever it is run to ...
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Merging text file directories

I have two directories: Libc-825 and Libc-1044. Imagine that version 1044 is newer, but buggy. Is there a way to merge these file trees? I have there C sources with not so big differences. I have ...
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Git “unknown revision” error when within bash script

I'm writing a shell script that needs to perform certain operations based on the last commit's message of my local branches with a name starting with "task". Here's what my script looks like ...
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Patching diff-files

I've downloaded a tarballed version of 0.85 "MTR" -> http://www.bitwizard.nl/mtr/ and installed it. I later saw that a 0.86 diff file exists. I downloaded this in order to patch it, but am confused ...
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How do I clone the git repository of an individual Arch Linux package's source files? [duplicate]

I would like to clone this repo for VirtualBox, so that I can bump it to version 5.0.14 locally and update VirtualBox on my Arch machine using it. I know I can clone community.git from ...
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Can someone please explain this error I'm getting in my script

I'm trying to create a script which I can set as a cron job which adds all my dotfiles to a folder I've set up as a github repo then push them every evening. My script is the following. cp ...
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Estimate time spent on Git project with grep

Consider a Git log: commit 4d6b30238fbfc972ea4505cadf43abd316506d9e Author: Dotan Cohen <dotancohen@foobar.com> Date: Mon Jan 11 22:41:21 2016 +0200 Final foobar version commit ...
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Updating a git variable in the Shell prompt on every command

I am running TCSH and I would like to update my prompt every time I run a command. I think can currently do that via backticks. set tmpstr = `git status --untracked-files=no --porcelain` set ...
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Find all git repos that do not contain any one of .gitignore and .gitattributes

I basically want to find all git repos that have neither a .gitattributes nor a .gitignore file at the root. I used find . -type d '!' -exec test -e "{}/.gitignore" ';' -print to find it but it lists ...
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command-click git commit ID in Terminal, and be taken to that commit in github?

I'm running a Mac and use iTerm with ZSH as my shell. Currently I can command-click (⌘+click) on links or directories in my iTerm window, and that directory or web link will open. Is there a way ...
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customized pager for Git

I wrote a script to display git diff. It will display the difference in stdout if the output fits in the terminal screen, or display the difference in pager otherwise. My script: #!/bin/sh if ! ...
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how to edit author details for gitg?

I just recently installed gitg and whenever I tried to make a commit, I encountered an error of missing author details. However, I am unable to change author details as no editing window pops up after ...
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How to install latest git on Debian 8?

I have some problems with git-lfs and I think that upgrading to the latest git can fix this problems. Current version of git in Debian is 2.1.4, current stable version on official site is 2.6.4. Can I ...
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Should file expansion happen before a command sees its argument?

In Bash, given a command which takes a pathname as an argument, does file expansion happen to the pathname argument before the command can see the value of this argument? My question comes from my ...
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DNS problem with ipv6 on centos6

I have a couple of open-stack instances that communicates with github.com. When any of these machines reboots , the file /etc/resolv.conf gets the ipv6 addresses of my DNS servers. Everything still ...
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Git-cherry not ignoring whitespace as advertised

Given the following two versions of the foobar.txt file (excluding comments) ... ... on the upstream branch (version 1, commit 1): foo bar ... on the downstream branch (version 2, commit 2): # ...
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Using gitk to view changesets in a linux server using etckeeper?

gitk is a pretty good tool for viewing changesets in a git repository. Is there any way to use it locally on my workstation to view/review an etckeeper git repository on a remote server? Also ...
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Is it always necessary to run etckeeper git commands using the vcs command?

I've seen some tutorials on the internet in which people are using etckeeper to keep a log of their server configuration, and yet they use the git command directly instead of running it through the ...
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How do I filter a list of files for text only files?

I wanted to have a git openlast command which would look at the last commit, get a list of added or changed files, filter them to only the text files, and finally open them in an editor. So far I've ...