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Is there a usable gui front-end to git on Linux?

I'm a former windows user and just started using ubuntu. On windows, we had two great softwares: TortoiseSVN and TortoiseGit. Both are so good programs that they allow us to do everything like commit, ...
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How did the Linux Kernel project track bugs in the Early Days?

We all know that Linus Torvalds created Git because of issues with Bitkeeper. What is not known (at least to me) is, how were issues/tickets/bugs tracked up until then? I tried but didn't get anything ...
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Is there a way using a bash script to get the location of changes made in last git commit?

I need to check the location of the files, which were changed in the last commit. Because I will have to do this on Jenkins, this should be done using a bash script. This is the output of git ...
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Rsync folder while --exclude-from'ing .gitignore files at different depths

So I'm trying to work on a command to rsync a source folder with a structure like so: - app.js - .gitignore - src/ - src/logs/ - src/logs/.gitignore The first .gitignore would have a series of ...
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Cron job not behaving as expected

So I have a python script that pulls down git/svn/p4 repositories and does some writing to a database. I'm simply trying to automate the running of this script and based from what I see in syslog it ...
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what does “ gbp:error: upstream/1.5.13 is not a valid treeish” mean?

I want to build a debian package with git build package.(gbp) I passed all steps, and at least, when I entered gbp buildpackage, This error appeared. what does it mean? and what should I do? ...
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git archive fatal: Operation not supported by protocol

I can do git clone like so ... git clone https://github.com/stackforge/puppet-heat.git ... with no problems. But I want to exclude all the git meta stuff that comes with the cloning, so I figured ...
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Git pull error libcurl.so.3 not found

I have a php script to git pull from my github repository set up in my webservice hook urls like so: <?php echo shell_exec('~/git/usr/bin/git pull 2>&1'); ?> When I open this script ...
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git pull from remote but no such ref was fetched?

I have a git mirror on my disk and when I want to update my repo with git pull it gives me error message: Your configuration specifies to merge with the ref '3.5/master' from the remote, but no such ...
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Fedora 20: Can't install git

[root@8440p Downloads]# yum clean all Loaded plugins: langpacks Cleaning repos: rpmfusion-free rpmfusion-free-updates rpmfusion-nonfree : rpmfusion-nonfree-updates updates Cleaning up ...
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Problem with Bitnami Gitlab

I have installed Bitnami Gitlab on a centos 6.5, but I just see the error written below while trying to push to another project: ~/sample$ git push -u origin master git@-'s password: fatal: ...
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fatal: Reference has invalid format: 'refs/stash (1)'

I have recently upgraded from ubuntu 14.04 to 14.10 using apt-get dist-upgrade, which seems to have gone smoothly, except that I can no longer use one of my git repositories (on which I had local ...
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What's the difference between `Commit hash`, `Parent Hash` and `Tree hash` in git?

Today I'm learning some basic git knowledge via reading this doc online: http://git-scm.com/book/en/v2/Git-Basics-Viewing-the-Commit-Hi And at that chapter, I'm start to learn using git log ...
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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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Does `git archive` use the wrong file timestamp?

It seems git archive creates a tarball with wrong file modification timestamps, resulting in tar complaining when unpacking: $ cd repository $ git archive -o repository.tar.gz master . $ find ...
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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 ...
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In a Virtualbox VM how do I set the filesystem permissions?

I have a virtualbox VM with arch Linux running on my windows PC (which I unfortunately have to use for work). I use this to work on my windows PC with a Linux environment as an alternative to Cygwin. ...
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How to create a deterministic tar.gz using git-archive?

Creating a git repository for testing. ~ $ mkdir somefolder ~ $ cd somefolder/ ~/somefolder $ git init Initialized empty Git repository in /home/user/somefolder/.git/ ~/somefolder $ echo test > ...
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Codeswarm software project visualization: how do you set it up with opengl rendering on a contemporary 64bit Linux system?

The Codeswarm project provides a software project repositories visualization tool in Java. The software leverages the commit information from a log generated from a repository. The rendering ...
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Git-SVN Not Allowing Me to Authenticate

Git 1.7.9.1 on Arch Linux: git svn init -s https://app.svn.beanstalk.com/repo Initialized empty Git repository in /path/to/repo/.git/ Authentication realm: ...
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Fixing git object headers

I have a git repository that is not corrupt (all object files remains, i can commit to it and so on). Recently I noticed that some older commits are broken, "error in commit": git fsck --full ...
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Downloading code with git

I am new to git and want to download some code from GitHub, for which I have a URL: https://github.com/PointCloudLibrary/pcl/tree/master/doc/tutorials/content/sources/qt_visualizer I have installed ...
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Opensuse 11.1 package manager outdated

I'm trying to update GIT to the latest version. The package manager for opensuse 11.1 only has up to git 1.6.0.2. I'm updating using zypper: sudo zypper install git And I get the following ...
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Is there a way to prevent git from changing permissions and ownership on pull?

Everytime I do git pull or git reset, git resets changes to permissions and ownership I made. See for yourself: #!/usr/bin/env bash rm -rf 1 2 mkdir 1 cd 1 git init echo 1 > 1 && git add ...
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How to create a git repo using Nginx?

I've a CentOS 5 server at domain.fr. I am trying to set a subdomain so that I can use it with git : git.domain.fr My repositories are in /home/git (example /home/git/repos.git) I've installed ...
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Recommended file system for cloning AUR-mirror?

I'm beginning to use Arch Linux and wanted to explore the AUR repository. Because of this motivation, I learned two things immediately. Ext3 can support only 32000 sub-directories. (I ran into ...
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Gbrowse not working correctly on MAC

I'm using vim and have installed Pathogen and vim-fugative, but when editing a file under source control on github.com I use the command :Gbrowse and nothing happens. I've tried most of the advice I ...
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Repository for Family Pictures [closed]

I have a Debian computer and a MacBook Air. On Debian I created a repository: mkdir -p /repository/git/2014.git cd /repository/git/2014.git git init --bare --shared On the MacBook I then typed: cd ...
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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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Compilation error when building a custom kernel

I'm trying to build a custom kernel from a git repository on my Ubuntu virtual machine. I run the make command as follows : sudo apt-get install vim libncurses5-dev gcc make git exuberant-ctags mkdir ...
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git report moved lines

I want to track the number of additions and deletions that exclude moved lines. So if a commit has 10 additions, 5 deletions, and 3 moved lines, then I have 7 additions, 2 deletions excluding moved ...
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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 does Git change the shell prompt in Aptana Studio's Cygwin Terminal?

I'm running Aptana studio 3.3.2. The command echo $SHELL outputs /bin/sh. However there is no value for the PS1 environment variable which I would like to inspect. I cannot there is no .bash_profile ...
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copy a single file from local Git repository

I need to copy a SINGLE FILE from LOCAL REPOSITORY to my machine, not git-pull or git-fetch, how can i do it? Is it possible to get it via hash ? such as a3ea2118bf1c5e2c6aa0974d0b6ff7415bd044ef ?
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Is it possible to set the users .gitconfig (for git config --global) dynamically?

I have the problem, that we login to the systems as our own users johndoe and then have to do a sudo su - root to be able to do administrative tasks. We have the system config files in a git ...
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GIT on 'mountain lion' will not execute commands

Macbookpro Mountion Lion 10.8.5 I am not new to technology or programming but relatively new to Web Development. My Unix is rusty. Issue. I cannot get GIT to execute commands. I have been ...
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How to sort (by whatever key) BibTex entries in `.bib` file?

I work with LaTeX and do versioning with Git. For bibliography management I use Mendeley. The problem is that each time Mendeley synchronizes it's .bib exports, they are in different order, what ...
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How to check if SSH compression is enabled?

I am experiencing severe slowdown in Git checkouts from VM. I've been told that one of the reasons may be SSH compression (either enabled or disabled). How to check that is the state of compression ...
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How to modify a PKGBUILD which uses git sources to pull only a shallow clone?

The other day I tried installing opencv-git from the AUR with makepkg on Arch Linux. Of course it pulls from the git repository as the name indicates. This pulls 1Gb. I am reading about making a ...
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Restricting access to just CVS and Git commands

At work we have a server which hosts our CVS repository and in order to restrict shell access to this system, I have deployed rssh which has worked well for a number of years. We are now converting ...
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Determine if Git working directory is clean from a script

I have a script which runs rsync with a Git working directory as destination. I want the script to have different behavior depending on if the working directory is clean (no changes to commit), or ...
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Git pull in a linux environment changes the owner of the files

I am not sure if this is the proper forum to ask the question, but here it goes: Why will everytime I execute a git pull on my live server, the owner of the files be changed? I keep on manually doing ...
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Git pager is less, but what is causing the output coloring?

less itself isn't capable of doing syntax highlighting, according to this thread. However, git diff nicely shows colored output in less, its default pager. When I redirect the output of git diff ...
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Stop Git submodule foreach from opening less for each module

I occasionally need to grep through git submodules for which I use: git submodule foreach 'git grep x' However, since switching to zsh I find a less prompt is opened for each submodule, even when ...
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adding SSL certificate for Github only (not all certificates from ca-certificates package)

I get the following error when accessing Github over HTTPS: error: server certificate verification failed. CAfile: /etc/ssl/certs/ca-certificates.crt CRLfile: none This is because I don't have any ...
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git diff of copies that only added lines

Say I have two processes that append lines to copies of the same original (parent) file (copy_A and copy_B). If I diff these copies, can diff ever conclude that we have a conflict? (i.e. can it ever ...
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Getting diff (or git diff) to show inserted hunks properly

Let's say I have two files. The first one has the contents: line 1 foo line 2 line 1 bar line 2 And the second one has a new section inserted in the middle, so it looks like this: line 1 foo ...
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Problem with OpenSSH

I think I got an OpenSSH-problem with my Ubuntu Server 14.04.1. Let me explain my setup: For development, I use Git and Gitolite. I have 3 server: server A ( master-server for git-mirroring) ...
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How did `git pull` eat my homework?

I feel like a kid in the principal's office explaining that the dog ate my homework the night before it was due, but I'm staring some crazy data loss bug in the face and I can't figure out how it ...
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Why asterisk in command result in for loop is expanding?

I want to write a script that will run git diff --name-status master..<BRANCH> but when I run this: for i in $(git branch | grep -v master); do echo $i; done I get echo one directory ...