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From: Ian Barton <lists@manor-farm.org>
Cc: org-mode Mailinglist <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Re: Keeping org files under git - trimming the repository
Date: Wed, 05 Aug 2009 07:18:41 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <4A792441.3060506@manor-farm.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <BF2B7F9E-FAD4-4A29-AF1B-8FBB0E14AF00@alexanderonline.org>

> About a year ago, I decided to learn how to write "macros" in lisp and 
> started by teaching myself about the after-save-hook.  I added a hook to 
> auto commit every time I saved any org file.  My simple, small text file 
> of todo items is now a giant git repository.
> At last a question or two: Does this happen to you? What do you do?  
> What new git command do I need to learn in order to do it?
> Is there some way to clone my git repo onto my USB stick, but make it a 
> subset instead of the whole thing?  That would be useful for me to learn 
> for other git projects!
I am not a git expert, but I think there a couple of things you can do:

Create a new branch and push just the branch to your usb stick.

Use git rebase to rewrite all your earlier commits into one huge commit.

Using rebase is a bit like juggling chain saws while walking blindfold 
along a tightrope, so make sure that you pratice on a backup first.


  parent reply	other threads:[~2009-08-05  6:18 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2009-08-04 12:10 Keeping org files under git - trimming the repository Ben Alexander
2009-08-04 12:26 ` Benjamin Andresen
2009-08-04 13:31 ` Matt Lundin
2009-08-05  6:18 ` Ian Barton [this message]
2009-08-05  6:53 ` Torsten Wagner

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