Python script for automatic synchronization based on inotify

Dieter Plaetinck dieter at
Wed Mar 23 09:33:37 CET 2011

On Wed, 23 Mar 2011 08:00:27 +0100
martin f krafft <madduck at> wrote:

> also sprach Dieter Plaetinck <dieter at> [2011.03.20.1235
> +0100]:
> > oh, one more thing.
> > you can query the current branch in a pure-python way, by
> > reading .git/HEAD
> No, please do not use this. Use
>   git symbolic-ref -q HEAD || git name-rev --name-only HEAD

well, the idea behind doing it in pure-python is removing the overhead
of spawning extra processes, do you have an argument why reading the
branchname of the current HEAD in a few lines of python is bad?


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