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First steps with git server; the right way

Yuup! What’s going on? On this article, we resume the first steps to do with your own git server. Don’t have any yet? Read this article.

Remember, any host with git software and internet connection can be a git server, you just need to configure a ssh connection to be able to use it.

You can install git on your raspberry pi, a virtual machine on your homelab, whatever you want, just install it!

Remote server

Ok, right. Now you have the git software installed, but you need to create the repository first. How to do it? simple, just go to the folder where you want to put the repository (this directory needs to be accessible via ssh):

# change directory
cd /home/cooluser/repositories/

# make new directory with .git extension
mkdir coolrepo.git

# come inside
cd coolrepo.git

# run the init command
git init --bare 

Local machine

Create the directory where you want to have this repository

mkdir coolrepo
cd coolrepo

Now, you need to prepare this directory for git:

git init
touch README.md
git add .
git commit -m "First commit" -a
git remote add origin ssh://[email protected]_ip:/home/cooluser/repositories/coolrepo.git
git push origin master

Et voila, you have your own repository with full functionality.

In the future, you can do a git clone like:

git clone [email protected]_ip:/home/cooluser/repositories/coolrepo.git