Git – separate folder for each branch. Setting it up
Lets say the repo name is
I have created a folder called
prodv1 in my local system:
git clone url:/my_proj_repo.git
Now I went into
prodv1 folder and copied the files from a server, then:
git commit -am "initial import" git push origin master
That pushed the files to master.
Now I created two more folders like the above in my local system
I want to create two local and remote branches with the names:
staging // this local branch points (push/pull) to staging remote branch dev // this local branch points ((push/pull) to dev remote branch
And these two branches should be in the corresponding folders:
staging ==> stagingv1 folder dev ==> devv1 folder
I tried a few things and I guess I messed it up.
Can someone point me commands/steps to get all this setup like I wanted?
What I did was, went into the
stagingv1 folder and did a
git clone <repo>. But it defaults to
master. And I am not sure how to initialize the
staging branch here.
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I think that you might have to create all the branch in your repo
$ git branch <name_of_your_new_branch>
Then create all your folders and in each of your folder Clone the repo but Checkout the appropriate branches.
Each folder should / may track only the appropriate branch
Step 1 $ git branch [name_branch#1] Step 2 $ git branch [name_branch#2] Step 3 $ git branch [name_branch#3]
Step 4 $ git push --all Step 5 md Folder #2 Step 6 $ git clone [URL] Step 7 $ git checkout [name_branch]
What you want to achieve has become simpler (or even trivial) since git 2.5 introduced the git worktree command.
Basically, your your git repo has now completely free number of checked out branches, called work tree:
- 0 (a bare repo)
- 1 (a normal repo)
- n > 1, a normal repo where you added n-1 work trees
If your repo already contains your branch, you can do:
git worktree add <path to branch> <branch name>
Or, if that branch isn’t created yet and you want to branch off master:
git worktree add -b <new branch name> <path to branch> master
There you go. Note that you can’t checkout a branch in several repositories simultaneously.