Prevent a branch from pushing to a specific remote
So here’s the deal. We have two branches in our project:
> git branch > * master > development
We also have two remotes:
> git remote > heroku_live > heroku_dev
So, effectively each branch has it’s own assigned remote.
master branch pushes to
development pushes to
heroku_dev, this allows us to have a sandbox environment for development. We are aware that we can run the development branch on a local server however there are instances where we’d like to demonstrate functionality to customers off site, hence why we have a
Now the problem here (or potential problem) is that someone might accidently push the development branch to the live server or vice versa. How can we prevent this from happening? Is there a way to restrict which remotes a branch can push to?
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git checkout development git branch --set-upstream-to heroku_dev git checkout master git branch --set-upstream-to heroku_live git config push.default upstream
This would set
git push to do what you want, that is to push the current branch to the defined remote branch, so you can use
git push without any arguments, thus preventing mistakes. Of course, you need to do that once for every local copy of the project.
I don’t know heroku, but I guess you configured
heroku_live to deploy the branch
heroku_dev to deploy branch
development right? So what is the big problem if someone pushes the development branch to branch
development of remote
If it is a problem for you and you want to prevent this, you can simply add a
pre-receive hook to both heroku remotes that does forbid to push to the respective other branch. But you cannot prevent someone from doing
git push heroko_live development:master with a hook on server side I think. You could maybe add hooks to the local repositories that prevent this though, but those are local to the devs repo and can be ignored or disabled or not set up by the developer.
Add appropriate git pre-receive hooks in both remotes.
Google that with ‘filter on branch’ will surely find you an example.