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Re: Modifying a bare repo directly




Thanks for the replies; is there anything that needs to be known about
concurrent updates on a repo when using plumbing commands?

On 10 April 2017 at 19:22, Eric Wong <e@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Julian Goacher <julian.goacher@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Is it possible to modify a bare repo directly? e.g. is it possible to
>> insert a file into a bare repo without first cloning a non-bare copy?
>> I'm thinking along the lines of a command or sequence of commands that
>> modifies the file index and then copies the file blob into /objects,
>> but in a situation where the new file exists separately from the
>> target repo.
>
> Yes.  You can use the commands Ævar and Jeff talked about as
> (those are probably the easiest).  "git fast-import" is also
> great to avoid using an index entirely; it can be much faster
> for mass modifications.