fake git repositories.. how far do you go?

Dieter Plaetinck dieter at plaetinck.be
Thu Mar 3 14:16:27 CET 2011

On Thu, 3 Mar 2011 11:26:51 -0000
hessiess at hessiess.com wrote:

> I don't really get what you mean by ``fake'' git repos. Multiple repos
> does not make them any less real.
> Anyway, I have one repo for my dot files. And a few others for logically
> independent entities. Programming projects go in there own repos, my
> writing is in its own repo etc.
> Private dot files are stored in a strongly encrypted tarball, which is
> checked into git. By doing that you loose any ability to track and merge
> per-file changes, but it has not been a problem in my experience.
> Also, only version the files that you absolutely need. Most dot files are
> auto-generated and store nothing of value. I only version my vim config
> file, ssh keys(encrypted) and a few other bits and paces.
> Robert

I meant "fake bare git repositories". I just try to stick to the existing terminology.
see the articles I linked to, where the concept is explained in detail.


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