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Bare Git Repository in your CS Home directory

SSH to a CS server


Initialize a bare repo in your CS home directory

Note that a bare repo cannot be edited directly. You will need to checkout the repository elsewhere in your home directory.

$ mkdir $HOME/gitbare/myproject.git
$ cd $HOME/gitbare/myproject.git
$ git init --bare --shared

Check out your repository

Even if you are on one of the linux.cs servers you will need to checkout the bare repo.

git clone


laptop:~$ ssh
kauffman3@linux3:~$ mkdir myproject.git
kauffman3@linux3:~$ cd myproject.git/
kauffman3@linux3:~/gitbare/myproject.git$ git init --bare --shared
Initialized empty shared Git repository in /home/kauffman3/gitbare/myproject.git/
kauffman3@linux3:~/gitbare/myproject.git$ cd

Clone from inside your CS home

kauffman3@linux3:~$ git clone
Cloning into 'myproject'...'s password: 
warning: You appear to have cloned an empty repository.

kauffman3@linux3:~$ cd ~/myproject
kauffman3@linux3:~/gitbare/myproject$ touch README
kauffman3@linux3:~/myproject$ git add README 
kauffman3@linux3:~/myproject$ git commit -a
[master (root-commit) b549cd7] add readme
 Committer: kauffman3 <>
 1 file changed, 0 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
 create mode 100644 README

kauffman3@linux3:~/myproject$ git push's password: 
Enumerating objects: 3, done.
Counting objects: 100% (3/3), done.
Writing objects: 100% (3/3), 212 bytes | 212.00 KiB/s, done.
Total 3 (delta 0), reused 0 (delta 0)
 * [new branch]      master -> master

Clone from your laptop or elsewhere

laptop:~$ git clone
Cloning into 'myproject'...'s password: 
remote: Enumerating objects: 3, done.
remote: Counting objects: 100% (3/3), done.
remote: Total 3 (delta 0), reused 0 (delta 0)
Receiving objects: 100% (3/3), done.

laptop:~$ ls -l myproject/
total 0
-rw-rw-r-- 1 kauffman kauffman 0 Jan 19 10:11 README
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