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Re: How to update Git's metadata without affecting working dir?




Hi Philip Oakley,

Minor correction: the Google groups question is a duplicate of this &
not the other way around.

My first mail to git[at]vger.kernel.org got rejected, claiming some
virus reason (I don't even know C or OS basics, server is just blaming
me). So I reposted it from live-ubuntu machine; I was afraid my
question would never show up on mailing list.

Also git-scm site says this mailing list is for bug reports also. I
was afraid my question would be ignored as trivial.

Because of those doubts, I duplicated it on
git-users[at]googlegroups.com, I had no intention to spam this awesome
group.

Thank You.

On Sat, May 18, 2019 at 5:42 AM Rocky Ji <rockyji3438@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> Hi Philip Oakley,
>
> Minor correction: the Google groups question is a duplicate of this & not the other way around.
>
> My first mail to git[at]vger.kernel.org got rejected, claiming some virus reason (I don't even know C or OS basics). After reposting; I was afraid my question would never show up on mailing list.
>
> And git-scm site said this mailing list is for bug reports also. I was afraid my question would be ignored as trivial.
>
> Because of those doubts, I duplicated it on git-users[at]googlegroups.com
>
> On Sat, May 18, 2019, 02:24 Philip Oakley <philipoakley@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>>
>> This is a duplicate of a question on the Git Users list.
>>
>> On 17/05/2019 18:04, Rocky Ji wrote:
>> > I am working individually at the moment.
>> > I have the habit of committing related changes on a regular basis, but
>> > I push to GitLab only at the end of class session.
>> >
>> > -------Events to reproduce the situation--------
>> >
>> > Thursday, in school:
>> > - `git clone https://gitlab.../my-repo`
>> > - create a few .rst documentation files
>> > - commit the above changes before I `git push -U origin master`
>> >
>> > Friday, in school:
>> > - start working on new feature, create a test file `test_A.rb`
>> > - I commit the changes but forget to push
>> >
>> > Sunday, **in home**:
>> > - I `git clone https://gitlab.../my-repo`
>> > - work on the exciting new feature that popped in my head, create `feature.rb`
>> > - commit the changes before I `git push -U origin master`
>> >
>> > Monday, in school:
>> > - running `git status` shows `Your branch is ahead of 'origin/master'
>> > by 1 commit.`
>> >
>> > --------end problem reproduction----------------
>> >
>> > Questions I have
>> >
>> > 1. What will happen if I follow Git's recommendation `use "git push"
>> > to publish your local commits`?
>> > 2. How do I resolve this situation? I don't want loose any information
>> > i.e. preserve `test_A.rb` and `feature.rb` along with their commit
>> > messages and timestamps.
>> > 3. Why does Git assume that local-working-dir is "ahead" without
>> > consulting the Gitlab server first?
>> > 4. How to make Git "consult" (but not mess the working-dir) GitLab
>> > repo before starting my day's work?
>> >
>> > Thank you.
>>