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Does May First/People Link have a shared git installation I can use?

User Explanation

git is a revision control system. It is often used as a tool to help developers collaborate on a software or web site project. It helps track changes made to files by multiple people.

The git program should be installed on all May First/People Link standard servers. If it's not available, please post a ticket letting us know on which server it should be installed. Since git does not require a central repository, no other setup or installation is required for you to begin using git.

On the other hand, if you would like a public git repository or a private one for developers to share, please start by opening a ticket. Include:

  • your public ssh key
  • The name of the project you would like to setup (please try to make the name specific)
  • Whether you want to enable public access or not

Once we've completed the setup, you can use your repository by taking the following steps:

  • Create a bare repository on your development machine:
    mkdir myproject
    cd myproject
    git init
  • Next, add a file or two
    touch README
    git add README
    git commit README
  • Next add the MFPL git repo as a remote:
    git remote add mfpl
  • And then the moment of truth:
    git push mfpl master
  • If you don't want to specify mfpl masterr every time you want to push, you can edit your .git/config file and copy the fetch line in the mfpl stanza, replacing fetch with push. For example:
    [remote "mfpl"]
      url =
      fetch = +refs/heads/*:refs/remotes/mfpl/*
      push = +refs/heads/*:refs/remotes/mfpl/*

Admin Setup

See the MF/PL git admin page.