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update you web

Terminal - update you web
git archive --format=tar HEAD | (cd /var/www/ && tar xf -)
2010-12-23 05:50:28
User: ox0spy
Functions: cd tar
update you web

in fact, I want to know, how to only get the modified files.


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JIC you're webserver is not your workstation

git archive --format=tar HEAD | ssh [email protected] 'tar -C /var/www -xf -'
Comment by forcefsck 227 weeks and 3 days ago


Comment by forcefsck 227 weeks and 3 days ago

In fact, my web service and git service on the same machine.

And, I just want to update the changed files, but, "git pull origin master" always failed.

Comment by ox0spy 227 weeks and 3 days ago

rsync seems a more handy tool to update only changed files. Once configured, you can update site with:

rsync -av --exclude=.git/ /path/to/repo /path/to/www

Or you can have a patch folder, with all the modifications between the repo version and your prod site (like a different config file). You can then apply the patches with:

find /path/to/patches/*.patch -exec patch -i {} \;
Comment by Dereckson 227 weeks and 2 days ago

I had to resort to this on deploy scripts, to fetch bootstraping scripts on a server with no git installed.

Streaming git over ssh, love it!

Comment by scyldinga 219 weeks and 4 days ago

This can be done with less shenanigans (and only having to copy changed files) by using git to directly update the target directory to the latest commit:

git --git-dir=/var/www --work-tree=/path/to/repo reset --hard

If you haven't deployed at all yet or your working copy is on some branch other that the one you want to deploy:

git --git-dir=/var/www --work-tree=/path/to/repo checkout -f master
Comment by caleb 57 weeks and 6 days ago

Your point of view

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