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From: "Alan E. Davis" <lngndvs@gmail.com>
To: emacs-orgmode Mailinglist <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: MORE: Using git via USB for personal org dir and other data files
Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2009 15:11:59 +1000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <7bef1f890902272111l7611d157k984ca50251f20df6@mail.gmail.com> (raw)


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Regarding the synchronizing of directories on two or more machines, using a
USB Stick.  Further questions after a bit of experimentation.

I am currently keeping two workstations up to date via a USB flash drive,
and have had, variously, both good and bad luck. Here are some questions:

1.  I understand the idea, finally, of using a "bare" repo on the fiash
drive, at least in part.  But what will I do if the bare repo fails to merge
because two versions are pushed or pulled to it from the two machines, of a
file.  I've wasted a bit of time and now have gotten "meld" installed as the
mergetool.  Still, sometimes even that doesn't work.  Today I have two flash
drives in use, one that was working fine to update from one machine, but
won't even accept a file from the other.  I have clumsily deleted the old
version from the USB drive, and copied over the other version, done git rm
<oldfile> git add <file> and git commit -a, but the file refuses to
install.  I'm not going to ask this as a primary question, because I think I
need to just understand the underlying idea of using a bare repo, and not
editing it at all.

2.  I have had poor luck with push.

3.  For this simple usage, is it even useful to think about branches, and if
so, how should branches be used?

4.  Is it wiser to fetch than to pull?  I have seen this suggested, but
don't understand the use of fetch.


Here is a rough idea of what I think I need to do now.  Please comment on
any ommissions or problems:

At home, on my primarly workstation:
1. cd to a directory with a good tree (perhaps ~/org) already under git
control.
2. insert the USB drive (I have a label "BLUE" on my usb drive.  On my
gnome/ubuntu box, it automounts as /media/BLUE)
3. git clone --bare . /media/BLUE/org.git
4. git remote add BLUE /media/BLUE/org.git
5. ??  git push BLUE (master?)

Now at work, I am on the other workstation:
1. git clone /media/BLUE/org.git
2. can I now do this?: git remote add BLUE /media/BLUE/org.git
2. work
3. git push BLUE ???
4.

Back at home
1. git fetch BLUE ??  or git pull BLUE ??



I am confused at a couple of points here.

Much of the above I have gleaned from three posts by Bernt Hansen.  Other
sources on line include some postings on the very problem of syncing
machines using git.

Can I pull from /media/BLUE/org.git ?

Well, perhaps this is enough confusion for now.  Thanks for all the
suggestions on this list.  I think it's going to work, and I'll expand this
to other directories as well.

Alan


-- 
Alan Davis

It is undesirable to believe a proposition when
there is no ground whatsoever for supposing it is true.
    ---- Bertrand Russell
They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see
nothing but sea.
    ----   Sir Francis Bacon

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             reply	other threads:[~2009-02-28  5:12 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2009-02-28  5:11 Alan E. Davis [this message]
2009-02-28 11:58 ` Ian Barton
2009-02-28 13:32 ` Bernt Hansen
2009-02-28 20:00   ` Sebastian Rose
2009-02-28 20:01     ` Bernt Hansen
2009-02-28 22:07       ` Sebastian Rose
2009-03-01  1:10         ` Sebastian Rose
     [not found]           ` <7bef1f890902281810n1ccda333yada4e62082bd92c8@mail.gmail.com>
     [not found]             ` <87zlg655pk.fsf@kassiopeya.MSHEIMNETZ>
     [not found]               ` <7bef1f890902281903xa296051xa844059dd4e392a7@mail.gmail.com>
2009-03-01  3:04                 ` Alan E. Davis
2009-03-01  3:05                   ` Alan E. Davis
2009-03-01  4:57                     ` Bernt Hansen
2009-03-01  4:10                   ` Bernt Hansen
2009-03-01 15:07                     ` Sebastian Rose

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