[sf-lug] Fwd: [UMALUG] bash scripting question

Tyler Trafford ttrafford at gmail.com
Thu Mar 6 07:16:51 PST 2008

Tyler Trafford wrote:
> Rick Moen wrote:
>> 2.  I believe the question you meant to ask is "Does _git_ have a way
>> to replicate to elsewhere (via "git clone" and so on), only the files
>> that are readable by the world on the local Unix system?"  Feel free
>> to investigate on your own how to restrict what "git clone" and such
>> are willing to replicate.  (I'm way too busy to research that, myself,
>> at the moment.  I'm also not a seasoned git user, and trying really
>> hard not to solve problems with it that aren't necessary to my
>> situation.)
> I believe you can:
> * clone /etc git repo to a secure work directory
> * remove all sensitive/non-user readable files
> * add list of files above to .gitignore
> * commit
> * move git repo to somewhere gitweb can see it

Err, no.  That wouldn't work.  I know how to set it up from a fresh
"etckeeper init" (pre-commit), but not after that.

> * from time to time, rebase your public repo against the one in /etc
> * maintain up to date .gitignore for public repo

Tyler Trafford

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