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3answers
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Using Git as off-line alternative for Dropbox

I am working with lots of text files daily and I use Dropbox as a way to restore earlier versions of files in case something goes wrong. I am looking for simple way to suplement/replace Dropbox in ...
1
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0answers
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Why can not use git commit -m?

I tried to commit change and add comment: $ git commit -am "update Calculator clear and reset" --amend commit failed: (use 'git commit' or 'git commit -a' to commit changes) (can not ...
6
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2answers
440 views

Is there an application to manage config files in the /etc folder with version control software?

I want make version control for config files in Ubuntu server. But I found out it's not easy for simply "git" whole etc folder, because so many file doesn't need to track and some time system will ...
2
votes
2answers
3k views

How do I use git with google code on ubuntu?

I'm a beginner with git and google code, and I'm not sure how to set it up so that I can put my source on google code. I read some tutorials but I still don't understand.
3
votes
3answers
650 views

Keeping files that are often changed in sync between desktop and laptop

I'm looking for a way to keep a desktop and a laptop in sync. What I want to keep in sync are some folders, mainly ~/Documents, that are changed often when working on them. If it matters I can ...
3
votes
1answer
249 views

Nautilus “locks up” when browsing directories with version control, many files

When opening a directory that is version controlled, especially one with subdirectories containing hundreds or thousands of individual files, Nautilus temporarily freezes (application does not respond ...
3
votes
2answers
2k views

Confusion about git; how to undo?

I wanted to install some source code that was on git. Don't really know what that means ; I've never used git before, but I figured it was time to learn so, I first installed git. Next I tried to ...
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1answer
223 views

A question about git and github [closed]

I have a problem. I forked a project in github.com. I made my changes, commited it and pushed to the original (what I Forked) repo. But in the original repo there are many changes, so I'd like to ...
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1answer
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What are the differences between the git and git-core packages?

Why there is a git package and a git-core package? Is there any difference?