Git: Creating a Remote Branch (and track it locally)

Required steps to create and track locally a remote branch with git:

# Create new remote branch
git push origin origin:refs/heads/new_branch_name
 
# Make sure everything is updated
git fetch origin
 
# Check your branch has been created
git branch -r
 
# Track a remote branch
git branch --track new_branch_name origin/new_branch_name
 
# Checkout remote branch
git checkout new_branch_name
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Git: Creating a Remote Branch (and track it locally)

Git: Adding a Ruby on Rails Project to Git

Here’s how to add a recently created Ruby on Rails project to git:

1. Create your new project:

$ rails -d mysql project_name

2. Create some .gitignore empty files so you save the entire structure of your project (git doesn’t include empty folders):

$ touch db/.gitignore lib/.gitignore log/.gitignore tmp/.gitignore vendor/.gitignore

3. Create a new .gitignore file in the root directory of your project with the following content:

log/**/*
tmp/**/*
db/schema.rb

Note: If you are using sqlite add db/*.sqlite3 to .gitignore so you do not have the database into the repository (you can db:migrate it whenever you need it). Thanks for your reply Piku.

4. Initialize local repository:

$ git init

5. Add the project files and make que initial import:

$ git add .
$ git commit -a -m "* Initial import"

6. Finally if you have a gitosis server you can add it with the following commands:

$ git remote add origin git@YOUR_SERVER_NAME:project_name.git
$ git push origin master

That’s it, your project sources are now managed by git.

Happy hacking!

Git: Adding a Ruby on Rails Project to Git