Use Git locally to collaborate
Set up shared repository
Create a directory on the shared drive to hold the repository, then
git init --bare.
By convention, bare repos are given the extension
cd /t/ mkdir newRepo.git cd newRepo.git git init --bare
On your local working drive, create a repository and add the bare repo as remote.
cd /c/ mkdir newRepo cd newRepo git init git add remote origin /t/newRepo.git echo "init" > README git add README git commit -m "init" git push -u origin --all
The bare repo is not like a normal repository. It does not have copies of the working files visible, only the full git history. Bare repos are only for sharing and collaborating on a repo, not making changes to files. You will see the working files when you clone the bare repo to a normal repository locally.
Now some else can make a copy of
newRepo from the shared drive
git clone /t/newRepo.git cd newRepo
Make some changes or a new branch.
git branch newFeature git checkout newFeature echo "new stuff" > newfile.txt git add newfile.txt git commit -m "new file" git push --set-upstream origin newFeature
When you create a new branch you need to push
--set-upstream origin newbranch to set up the new branch in the bare repo.
If you already have
newRepo, update by pulling (this should grab any new branches).
cd /c/newRepo git pull
Now when the new branch is ready for prime time, merge it into master.
cd /c/newRepo git pull git checkout master git merge newFeature git push