Git: Only push private config file to test repository and not to github?
However, when I push to the test server, I want to include the private file. When I push to github, I don’t want to include the private file. What is the easiest way to go about this?
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You can set up two branches.
secret. You can then add and commit the
config/my_private_data.yml in the
secret branch which you can then push into the master branch at the testserver.
touch config/my_private_data.yml git checkout -b secret git add config/my_private_data.yml git commit -m 'Commited secret file' git push testserver_repo_url secret git checkout master git push repo_on_github master
Then do a
git checkout secret; git rebase master if you have new commits on master.
Don’t commit on
secret and if you do, do a cherry pick of that commit.
Certainly, not all is good with this approach. From what I can think now, you could inadvertently push the secret branch to github. Also, you can’t really work in
master if you need the
my_private_data.yml-file (you can do a checkout of that file from the secret branch though).