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From: "Felipe Bustamante" <>
To: "'Beat Bolli'" <>,
	"'Junio C Hamano'" <>
Cc: <>, "'Karthik Nayak'" <>
Subject: RE: Use of Git with local folders
Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2024 17:44:15 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <000001da9a4c$1744d570$45ce8050$> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

Hi Beat,

-----Original Message-----
From: Beat Bolli <>
Sent: den 28 april 2024 00:03
To: Junio C Hamano <>
Cc: Felipe Bustamante <>;; 'Karthik Nayak' <>
Subject: Re: Use of Git with local folders

On 27.04.2024 19:14, Junio C Hamano wrote:
> Beat Bolli <> writes:
>> What would work in my opinion is this, if I understand you correctly:
>> 1. In the Git repo of day 1, remove all files except for the .git
>> folder. This is to make sure ...
>> 4. Continue from step 1 for each remaining day.
>> This will result in one repository that has one commit per day. Going
>> forward, you'd probably want to commit more often so that your
>> commits comprise a meaningful unit of work instead of arbitrary day
>> boundaries.
> Hmph, perhaps I am misunderstanding things, but I didn't read in the
> original or the follow-up from the OP any wish to "squash" a day's
> worth of activities into a single commit each.

I guess my brain just implied from those daily copies that there was just one commit at the end of the day.

Your explanation below makes more sense.

> Let me make sure what I understood from the follow-up from the OP is
> not too far away from the reality.  I thought the day's activity is
>   * The whole "repository + working tree" from day (N-1) is copied
>     into a new "repository + working tree" for day N, to let the user
>     to play in. Then the user hacks away, creating commits on top of
>     the HEAD.
> So there may be a directory structure
>   - FBustamante/
>     - Day-01/
>       - .git/
>       - COPYING
>       - ...
>     - Day-02/
>       - .git/
>       - COPYING
>     ...
>     - Day-10/
>       - .git/
>       - COPYING
>       - ...
> but Day-10/.git has ALL the history for everything.  Day-10/.git is a
> superset of Day-09/.git, which in turn is a superset of Day-08/.git,
> etc. all the way down to Day-01/.git/.
> If that is the case, and if the end state of each day needs to be
> given a "label" so that it is easily discoverable, then what I would
> do would be something like:
>      $ cd FBustamante
>      $ cp -a Day-10 ALL
> to first prepare an exact copy of Day-10 in ALL, and then
>      $ for d in Day-??
>        do
> 	rev=$(git -C "$d" rev-parse HEAD)
> 	git -C ALL tag "$d" "$rev"
>        done
> to go in to each day's repository to grab its HEAD, and make a tag for
> that commit in the ALL repository.
> Then doing the usual things like
>      $ cd ALL
>      $ git log Day-01
>      $ git log Day-02..Day-04
> should give us what happend on the first day, what happened on the
> third and fourth day, etc., as expected.

The technique suggested by Junio C Hamano resulted in a resf error when executing the for, which did not allow me to obtain the expected result.

On the other hand, the technique that you have suggested to me did give the expected results and now has a master and all the commits made for two weeks.

Thank you very much for the help, everyone,

Felipe Bustamante

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  reply	other threads:[~2024-04-29 15:44 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2024-04-25 16:19 Use of Git with local folders Felipe Bustamante
2024-04-26 10:16 ` Karthik Nayak
2024-04-26 15:56   ` Felipe Bustamante
2024-04-27 16:08     ` Beat Bolli
2024-04-27 17:14       ` Junio C Hamano
2024-04-27 22:02         ` Beat Bolli
2024-04-29 15:44           ` Felipe Bustamante [this message]
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2024-04-29 15:47 Felipe Bustamante

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