git on windows shows modified files all the time, even for newly cloned repo

I am having issues with my git on a windows machine. I always have some git files that are modified in every repo, the files that show as modified are same. If I clone a new repo and use tortoisegit to commit I see some files as modified, even if I never touched a single […]

Best way to fork SVN project with Git

I have forked an SVN project using Git because I needed to add features that they didn’t want. But at the same time, I wanted to be able to continue pulling in features or fixes that they added to the upstream version down into my fork (where they don’t conflict). So, I have my Git […]

Git error: conq: repository does not exist

I’m getting the following errors in Git using BitBucket: conq: repository does not exist. fatal: The remote end hung up unexpectedly How do I rectify this issue? I’ve carried out the following: git init . git remote add origin git add . git commit -m “…” git push <<< error occurs here I’ve set-up […]

“git add” using wildcard is not functioning as I hoped – must I cd into specific directories?

When I try to do a basic git add *.erb (or any simple wildcard expressions) git is not recognizing it (them). As a side-note, I have never done this before so I’m sure it’s a rookie mistake, but I’ve found no help in other SO posts or my school’s alumni listserv so I thought this […]

How can multiple people contribute to resolving conflicts during a large DVCS rebase operation?

A rebase of a very long-lived topic branch can be quite painful and take hours or days of work for one person. How can a second (or third) person contribute to the rebasing effort? Is there some tool that can find independent conflicts that two people could work on independently?

heroku – rails – Permission denied (publickey)

heroku create Creating floating-planet-1824……………………. done, stack is bamboo-mri-1.9.2 | git push heroku master Warning: Permanently added the RSA host key for IP address ‘’ to the list of known hosts. Agent admitted failure to sign using the key. Permission denied (publickey). fatal: The remote end hung up unexpectedly I generated ssh keys ok. […]

How to use git as source control provider for SQL Server Management Studio

Can we use GIT as the source control for sql management studio?

How to install git 1.8 or above on Debian Wheezy

I’m trying trying to install a later version of git (primarily 1.8.* or above). if I try and install it using apt-get install git I end up installing version I have already tried changing the repository using the method below: add-apt-repository ppa:git-core/ppa apt-get update apt-get install git The output of apt-get update just gives […]

Pushing from GitHub to a Web Server

I am wanting to move all of my sites to GitHub for all of the obvious benefits. I am not a big fan of the command line, so I like GitHub because it allows me to avoid touching all of that. Setting up a repository on GitHub and then syncing it with my computer is […]

Why does git branch -t fail with “Not tracking: ambiguous information”?

When I try to create a new branch tracking a remote branch, I get this: $ git branch -t test origin/foo error: Not tracking: ambiguous information for ref refs/remotes/origin/foo The source seems to somehow search for branches to track and throws me out because it finds less more than one, but I don’t exactly get […]

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