.gitattributes not making a difference, trying to skip files when using git difftool

I’ve read the Git Pro website and I’ve read multiple answers on StackOverflow, but sadly I am simply unable to make .gitattributes work for me. Whenever I’m using git difftool, it will attempt to display the difference between binary files, such as image files (PNG). I have tried a variety of combinations in my .gitattributes […]

How to forcefully delete a remote branch in GitHub?

I have 2 remote branches : – pending-issues-in-project – new-issues-in-project I tried to delete pending-issues-in-project like this : git push origin :pending-issues-in-project, but i got the error : error: unable to push to unqualified destination: pending-issues-in-project The destination refspec neither matches an existing ref on the remote nor begins with refs/, and we are unable […]

Count total lines written by a specific user throughout all its projects in Github

I’m wondering if there’s a way in Github to count the total amount of lines of code a specific user has written throughout all of its projects. git log –author=”<author>” –oneline –shortstat would list the amount of code for a given repo, but I’m wondering if there is a way to list all the code […]

“git init” failed, what's wrong?

This issue is not same as “Bad git config file .git/config”, since it failed when using git init. It seems there is nothing wrong with /home/mirror/.gitconfig: [mirror@home php]$ git init error: Malformed value for push.default: simple error: Must be one of nothing, matching, tracking or current. fatal: bad config file line 8 in /home/mirror/.gitconfig This […]

What is the difference between 'git remote update', 'git fetch' and 'git pull'?

I’m starting to play with Git now and I’m a little bit confused. For me, looks like there are a lot of options to do the same thing. My question for now is what is the difference between the commands below: git remote update git fetch git pull Also which one is more applicable for […]

Git rebase one branch on top of another branch

In my git repo, I have a Master branch. One of the remote devs created a branch Branch1 and had a bunch of commits on it. I branched from Branch1, creating a new branch called Branch2 (git checkout -b Branch2 Branch1) such that Branch2 head was on the last commit added to Branch1:(Looks like this) […]

GIt Deployment + Configuration Files + Heroku

I’m using Heroku to host a Rails app, which means using Git to deploy to Heroku. Because of the “pure Git workflow” on Heroku, anything that needs to go upstream to the server has to be configured identically on my local box. However I need to have certain configuration files be different depending on whether […]

Configure git to use IPv4 instead of IPv6 by default

Checking the environment variables and also HTTP configuration options does not reveal something. Is there a way to do this?

Why Git config list (total) is not the same as system + global + local

On Git 2.6.3 on Windows, why this command result: git config –list Is not the same as this others: git config –list –system git config –list –global git config –list –local The first one has a few more options listed than the sum of the others. I have redirected to files and kdiff compare and […]

Better way of making Git to turn a blind eye on my changes

Is there some cleaner way to make Git just ignore some of my changes and never commit them? .gitattributes: config_to_be_deviated.xml filter=qqq .git/config: [filter “qqq”] clean = “perl -ne ‘print unless /git_please_dont_look_here/'” smudge = (Q=$(mktemp) && cat > $Q && patch -s $Q < /tmp/pp && cat $Q && rm $Q) The patch /tmp/pp adds my […]

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