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Archive for June 23rd, 2015

`git init –bare`: to create a new git repository from an existing one (via: Stack Overflow)

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/06/23

I needed to get an existing Git repository to a client that had a tightened network. No SSH allowed, web proxy filtering out all sorts of sites and also performing a HTTPS man-in-the-middle to detect and reject all kinds of binaries, etc.

But we needed a public repository locally.

Which worked, thanks to pestrella, who answered about `bare` repositories to get my last steps correct:

In order to create a new Git repository from an existing repository one would typically create a new bare repository and push one or more branches from the existing to the new repository.

The trick is to know that server-side repositories are `bare` and client side repositories are `regular`. `bare` means the absence of a working copy on the server side.

I performed these steps:
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