Tuesday 21 January 2014

Share code between Windows and Linux using git

Here's how I setup my git repository on my Linux HTPC which I can store my projects on from the Windows workstation. No extra daemons or servers running. Plain ssh.

First create a repository on the Linux machine.

johan@johanhtpc ~ $ mkdir gitrepos
johan@johanhtpc ~ $ cd gitrepos/
johan@johanhtpc ~ $ mkdir UnitConversion.git
johan@johanhtpc ~ $ cd UnitConversion.git/
johan@johanhtpc ~ $ git --bare init --shared=all

Now, from the Windows machine, I start up gitbash and go to the directory where I have the code I want to share. Then I add a new remote against my Linux machine and name the remote htpc.

Johan@ELLINGTONI5 /c/ws/UnitConversion
$ git init
Initialized empty Git repository in c:/ws/UnitConversion/.git/

Johan@ELLINGTONI5 /c/ws/UnitConversion (master)
$ git remote add htpc johan@johanhtpc:gitrepos/UnitConversion.git

I add everything in this directory to the local repository

Johan@ELLINGTONI5 /c/ws/UnitConversion (master)
$ git add --all

Johan@ELLINGTONI5 /c/ws/UnitConversion (master)
$ git commit

Now, let's push everything over the network to the Linux machine.

Johan@ELLINGTONI5 /c/ws/UnitConversion (master)
$ git push htpc master
johan@johanhtpc's password:
Counting objects: 729, done.
Delta compression using up to 4 threads.
Compressing objects: 100% (601/601), done.
Writing objects: 100% (728/728), 141.03 MiB | 8.35 MiB/s, done.
Total 728 (delta 118), reused 0 (delta 0)
To johan@johanhtpc:johanrepo.git
   869b12e..ab0f0b7  master -> master

Now, if I want to checkout the code on the Linux machine as a working copy, it's really simple

johan@johanhtpc ~/ws $ git clone ~/gitrepos/UnitConversion.git
Cloning into 'UnitConversion'...

Now, push and pull from the local repositories against the common to work. Notice that from the Linux working repository the remote is named by default origin. So when pushing the command will be

johan@johanhtpc ~/ws/UnitConversion $ git push origin master

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