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Git Alias 'Permission Denied'

I'm getting a 'permission denied' error on a git alias. It works with root but not my user account: $ andy@ubuntu:/usr/local/bin$ sudo git config --global alias.lg "log --color --graph ...
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Git changelog grouped by day and user

Current code to generate change logs: svn2cl --linelen 78 --reparagraph --include-rev --group-by-day The closest I could get with vanilla options is git shortlog --format='* [%h] %s' -w78,8,10 ...
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git diff displays colors incorrectly

In order to get coloured output from all git commands, I set the following: git config --global color.ui true However, this produces an output like this for git diff, git log whereas commands ...
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How to avoid 404 error with git instaweb?

I have tried running git instaweb start in two different repositories. In one it works fine, and indexes all the repositories in my home directory (even though run in a subdirectory). When run in ...
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Trying to improve a sync to a shared drive

Easy question right? Just bare with me here.. I usually use Git to work with files on my local machine. I like this method because I can later check the files out on the shared drive for other ...
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Unable to clone git repository: foo.git/info/refs not found

I tried to clone a git repository using the command: git clone http://git.denx.de/cgi­bin/gitweb.cgi?p=u­boot.git;a=summary but I got the error: fatal: ...
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git deploy using sudo nopasswd

I'm trying to write simple post-recieve script, which would switch to webserver user and pull git repository. To do so, I added git user to sudoers (I've added this to very last line): git ALL = ...
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Excluding files in etckeeper with .gitignore doesn't work

I use etckeeper for changes in my configfiles (on debian squeeze) Since I also have an ircdeamon running, there are some files, that change every minute in the folder /etc/hybserv/ I don't want to ...
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How can I copy a git repo from a Makefile?

I'm writing a Makefile to sync my local dotfiles with GitHub. I recently decided to also add my .vim folder to the repo. But when trying to copy the .vim folder I keep getting a Permission denied ...
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Crontab with Github

I want to be able to push a repository to Github at midnight, every night. I know that Github isn't a back-up service, and, in no way am I expecting it to be this - I just want the best up-to-date ...
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create pseudo shell for a command

I feel like this should be straighforward to some degree... Basically, for some command, I want to be able to invoke another command that will scope all params to that command. so... git commit -am ...
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Mail cron output only when Git throws a real error

There exists a Git repo that is on one server, we want to generate doxygen output for it on a different server. The following command works for me but has the downside of sending a mail everytime the ...
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How to show all files git knows about?

How can I produce a list of filenames (incl. paths) that git knows about over the course of the whole history?
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I have installed linux on my system and I wanted to install git. Can anyone help me? [closed]

How to install git in linux and how to work with git?
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How to install master branch of freeradius on Centos

Could someone take me through the steps to install the master branch of freeradius on a fresh Centos 6 installation?
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make install - how to use wget, not curl

I do not have root access on my Ubuntu but want to install git. I was following this tutorial but when running make or make install it says curl is not installed. Can I use wget instead if this is a ...
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Does git pull after init remove untracked files?

I just made a simple script and created a new repository for it on GitHub. After initializing the local repo, moving the script to the repository and pulling the GitHub repository (containing only a ...
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How can I download all the software ( funtoo git repository) for offline use of funtoo, similiar to apt-mirror

I am working on a ship so once at sea I have no internet. The idea is to clone the complete git repository so that I can still install software when offine. I am using apt-mirror with debian which ...
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How can I solve this ssh-agent problem?

I'm using Linux Mint, and have not been able to get gnome-keyring to unlock automatically at login, it seems. A symptom of my problem is as follows: $ ssh-add Identity added: /home/me/.ssh/id_rsa ...
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What does “--” mean in Linux/Unix command line? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What does “--” (double-dash) mean? git diff [options] [<commit>] [--] [<path>…] In here, how should I understand what [--] means? And when should I use it.
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Custom bash autocomplete for git breaks other git autocomplete features

I am trying to add autocompletion to git commit upon hitting TabTab. The autocomplete feature I am working on is based on a branch-naming convention. The convention is to append the PivotalTracker ...
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How to grant read/write to specific user in any existent or future subdirectory of a given directory?

I'm a complete newbie in system administration and I'm doing this as a hobby. I host my own git repository on a VPS. Let's say my user is john. I'm using the ssh protocol to access my git ...
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Bash script with quotes and spaces

I'm trying to get some nice output out of git: FORMAT='%Cred%h%Creset -%C(yellow)%d%Creset %s %Cgreen(%cr) %C(bold blue)<%an>%Creset' LOG_PARAMS="--color --pretty=format:$FORMAT --abbrev-commit ...
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git commit error - cannot run vim: No such file or directory

$ git commit error: cannot run vim: No such file or directory error: There was a problem with the editor 'vim'. Please supply the message using either -m or -F option. How can I overcome the error ...
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my git is messed up for all commands, how can I fix it?

I did this (was trying to set an 'self' alias with -v): git() { if [[ $1 == "commit" ]]; then command git commit -v; else command git "$@"; fi; } git() { if [[ $1 == "commit" ]]; then command git ...
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How can I create an alias for a git [action] command (which includes spaces)?

Most of my my aliases are of this form: alias p='pwd' I want to alias git commit so that it does git commit -v But trying to create an alias with a space gives an error: $ alias 'git commit'='git ...
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GUI for GIT similar to SourceTree

Is there a similar piece of software to SourceTree, a GUI for git, for Linux? I know about Giggle, git cola, etc. I'm looking for a beautiful, easy to use GUI for git.
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How do I find a tag that contains a commit?

I have the SHA ID of a commit that I am interested in and would like to know how to find the first tag that contains it.
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How does this git alias work?

Usually, git aliases are confined to a single command: git config --global alias.ci commit So, instead of git commit you could do git ci But it seems you can insert a function in there as well: ...
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watch command not showing colors for 'git status'

I'm trying to get watch to display colors from 'git status'. I've tried running watch with the --color option, as suggested elsewhere here, but, still, watch --color 'git status' doesn't display ...
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Are there pitfalls to putting $HOME in git instead of symlinking dotfiles?

I have for many years had my entire $HOME directory checked into subversion. This has included all my dotfiles and application profiles, many scripts, tools and hacks, my preferred basic home ...
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place the aliased version of an existing command in /usr/bin/

I use Vim a lot, and I know how I can start vim in insert mode. So I have an alias named vii in my .bash_aliases file. On other hand I use Git a lot too, and I have this line in my .gitconfig: ...
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Git auto-complete

I am using Git as many of you do. Also, I don't use any GUI for that — just CLI. So I was wondering: are there any way to make Git commands (git status, git checkout etc.) complete themselves when ...
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Given a git patch id, how to find out which kernel release contains it?

Assume I have some issue that was fixed by a recent patch to the official Linux git repository. I have a work around, but I’d like to undo it when a release happens that contains my the fix. I know ...
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Invoke git without loading user gitconfig

A git-interfaced tool written in Python breaks because of some settings in my local ~/.gitconfig, namely diff.noprefix=True. I know that I can use something like git -c diff.noprefix=False diff in ...
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Git do not overwrite symlinked directory on branch checkout

How can I make directory read-only with git? The situation is - in project, I have a symlink to shared framework. I don't want it to be overwritten/changed in any way (not even mtime or atime). How ...
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How to colorize output of git?

Is there a way to color output for git (or any command)? Consider: baller@Laptop:~/rails/spunky-monkey$ git status # On branch new-message-types # Changes not staged for commit: # (use "git add ...
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Giving input to background processes

Is there any way to give input to background processes or which run as daemon processes? I was coding some Puppet configuration files and I had to push them to some remote machine. For that purpose I ...
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Can git configuration be set across multiple repositories?

Git seems to support configuration values at three levels: Per-system global settings (stored in /etc/git-core) Per-user global settings (stored in ~/.gitconfig) Per-repository local settings ...
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Crontab with SVN and Git

I have some repos which are both in SVN and Git. My username is guyfawkes, and in my home directory I have folder www which contains all my repos. In this directory I also have file update.sh: ...
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How can I git diff markdown (.md) files

I have some markdown files but I can't git diff them. No result at the command line and not supported in gitg (visual git) Is that possible with the files as they are, without converting them to ...
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Sync local files to remote git repository

I have my git repository on a linux located on the company server. I ssh into my linux machine and edit files there. Problem This method is great until I have a good connection to the server. in ...
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What's the fastest (CPU time) way to get my current git branch?

I'm trying to improve the performance of my fish prompt, and since my prompt includes my current git branch, I'm wondering if there may be a way to make it faster. Right now I'm using git ...
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gitweb.cgi: “Premature end of script headers: gitweb.cgi”

I'm running LAMP on Arch and now want the gitweb going on apache. Followed the instructions as in https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Gitweb but on the gitweb directory (here ...
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How can I make git status --short be the default

I can use git status to see a verbose listing (also git status --verbose) and git status --short to see a short listing. How I can I change git status --short be the default instead of the current ...
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Git based package manager/installer for Linux

Is there any linux distro that has a git based package manager/installer. I want something similar to FreeBSD Ports (which is CVS based, I think) or Mac OS X Homebrew (git based).
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how to perform git push using crontab

I'm using crontab for synchronizing git repositories. I was able to do operations like git add and commit, but can't perform git push to origin, since every git push asks for a password. How can I ...
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How do I restart apache as non-root (using a git-hook)?

For one specific user I want to be able to restart Apache. This user does have sudo privileges and I could run sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 reload, but I want to include this restart script in a git ...
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How can I pass output of one command as an argument to another

A similar question has been asked, but since I am new to Unix the answer was not clear to me due to the context. What I want to do is to pass the output of one command as an argument to another. I am ...
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Passing SSH options to git-clone

I connect to my server using SSH: ssh user@server -p 2224 -zZ abcd I also have a git repository on my server. The only way I know to clone is: git clone ssh://user@server.com:2224/path/to/repo ...