Let_Me_Be Let_Me_Be - 2 months ago 9
Git Question

How do I update my bare repo?

I created a bare repo to publish my repository, but I can't figure out how to update the bare repo with the current state of the main repository.

Answer

If you want to duplicate all the objects from the main repo, do this inside the main repo:

git push --all <url-of-bare-repo>

Alternatively, do a fetch inside the bare repo:

git fetch <url-of-main-repo>

You cannot do a pull, because a pull wants to merge with HEAD, which a bare repo does not have.

You can add these as remotes to save yourself some typing in the future:

git remote add <whatever-name> <url-of-other-repo>

Then you can simply do

git push --all <whatever-name>

or

git fetch <whatever-name>

depending on what repo you're in. If <whatever-name> is origin, you can even leave it out altogether.

Disclaimer: I'm not a git guru. If I said something wrong, I'd like to be enlightened!

Update: Read the comments!