Questions tagged [git]

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'(auto-revert-tail-mode t t) - duplicate content of buffer in git folder

Linux Mint 20 Emacs 27.2 In my init.el I has: '(auto-revert-tail-mode t t) And as result when I open file that in git repository (in folder with .git folder) then content of file is duplicate. When ...
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How to get sorted output from counsel-git-grep with ivy?

When using git-grep, the output isn't sorted alphabetically which makes navigating the results more tedious then it should be. Is there a way to sort the output? I checked git-grep and it seems ...
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el-get Basic Setup (https://github.com/dimitri/el-get) : error: Unable to find 'git'

Start Emacs from gitbash (MINGW64) Snippet below is loaded automatically: ; add el-get to the load path, and install it if it doesn't exist (add-to-list 'load-path "~/.emacs.d/el-get/el-get") (...
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How to apply a hunk of changes in diff to current branch?

I have two branches, let's say branch a and b, I would like to apply some changes from b to a. Note that I use magit-diff to show the differences between the two branches. Then I would like to apply ...
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Lags when navigating vc-root-diff buffer

When I move around the buffer *vc-diff* from vc-root-diff I experience lags. GNU Emacs 27.1 (build 1, x86_64-pc-cygwin) of 2020-10-29. With procmon I detected lots of: C:\opt\cygwin64\bin\git.exe --no-...
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magit equivalent to `git push -u origin newLocalBranch`

I often create new branches locally (e.g., newLocalBranch), and then push them to the upstream remote origin, thus creating a new remote branch, using git push -u origin newLocalBranch. Is there a ...
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Using `emacsclient` as `git config core.editor` and invoking `git commit` as `shell-command` in Emacs?

I am trying to use Emacs 25.1.1 (graphical version, Windows 10) as both the primary editor and the editor for git operations. In my workflow, I invoke git through M-x shell-command. I tried the ...
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Remove stale buffers after switching to a different branch

This is the scenario: Switch to a new git branch Open some "new files" in that branch Switch back to an older branch that doesn't have these "new files" I want these opened ...
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How to install latest version of org mode?

I want to update to the latest version of Org-mode to test a bug fix. I followed the instructions: cd ~/src/ git clone https://code.orgmode.org/bzg/org-mode.git cd org-mode/ make autoloads Then I ...
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Error when loading new version of org mode

I upgraded Org-mode to the latest version on the master branch (according to How to install latest version of org mode?) and now I get this error every few seconds: Error running timer ‘org-indent-...
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Magit status section with recent checkouts / visited branches?

In the same fashion magit can offer the list of recent commits in a section of status buffer. I'd like to have a list of recent checkout/visited branches to be able to quickly switch to it (M-xbb). ...
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Git Texinfo indices missing

I have installed the official Git documentation in Texinfo format on my computer and for Emacs. But when I try to search for something with I in the info buffer (C-h-i d m git) it reports no indices. ...
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How to take line from recent commit with Magit

Use Magit to view the log with show diffs (-p). Inspect 4 commit old commit. Navigate to a few lines I've since deleted, but want back my project. I can mark the lines but cannot copy them, which ...
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Magit remove local branches that were merged into another branch

Explaining the problem more in-depth than the titular definition: Often I merge branches into master and want to prune based on that. M-p works fantastic for removing the remote branches (eg origin/...
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Smerge: clearer refine mode?

I'm using doom+magit to deal with git, and I have smerge configured to change in-file conflicts. When I enable the smerge refine mode to highligh changes on a per-word basis, I find that refines works ...
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Smerge: auto-resolve LaTeX-like git conflicts

I'm using doom emacs + magit, and it enables smerge for me to display nicely my conflicts. I just saw that smerge has a function smerge-resolve to automatically resolve conflicts. I'd like to use it ...
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Pull from git before applying org-capture?

I'm using org-capture to take project-specific notes by having a notes file in each of several git repositories. Looking forward, however, I can see danger here: if I'm working on project (1) and I ...
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emacs27 : Depends: emacs27-common but it is not going to be installed

I has Emacs 25.3 emacs -version GNU Emacs 25.3.2 Copyright (C) 2017 Free Software Foundation, Inc. GNU Emacs comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY. You may redistribute copies of GNU Emacs under the terms ...
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Magit git commit isn't working on spacemacs

After installing Magit in spacemacs. I used Helm to create a git repository. I added some files to stage then tried to commit. Let me know if I'm doing something wrong or it's just an issue. I get: ...
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Magit how to use ssh key rather than being prompted for password

I've seen the question here but I'm not sure if the same solution would apply to me Magit, how to use system's ssh agent and don't ask for password I'm on Emacs 25.1 / Ubuntu 16.04. I've just ...
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How to git stage a just-tangled file in `org-babel-post-tangle-hook`

I want to create a org-babel-post-tangle-hook that does a git stage buffer-file-name. There is a boring technical issue I have, which is that I don't know how to call magit-stage-file from elisp so ...
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Why magit use rectangle on origin/master and not only on master?

I have done a branch checkout on master but magit rectangle is on origin/master and not only on master.
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Nested git repositories that behave like one project with projectile

I am trying to understand how to use https://projectile.readthedocs.io/en/latest/projects/#customizing-project-root-files but it is not clear yet. My goal is to have nested git projects. Let's say I ...
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How to develop a package I also have installed?

When developing a package which is also installed via an online repository, there is a practical problem. /source/my-emacs-package git repository where I have my code. ~/.config/emacs/elpa/my-emacs-...
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Magit: rebase and push, basic questions

I was learning magit and found this screenshot at Command to visit Github pull request of current branch with Magit: I was wondering why we have Rebase and Push (and not just Push) at the top. What ...
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What means Unmerged into origin/master in magit?

In the magit buffer I see Unmerged into origin/master, yet I'm not noticing see any issues while merging with magit or with git on the commandline. Searching for the the subject brought me here[0], ...
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Ignore file- and directory-variables when using “emacs -Q”?

I am using emacs -Q as editor for git, because my startup is too heavy for "quick editing" use and using emacsclient will hang when git is invoked with M-x shell-command. However, as a ...
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How to configure git and magit to stream line making pull requests?

From the main repository on github, I created a fork on github and I keep the master branch of my fork up to date with the main repository by doing: git checkout master git pull upstream master git ...
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Can Emacs be set to auto-stage (preferably with --intent-to-add) new files?

I often add a new file to a repo, make some other changes, then stage all, and commit all, forgetting that the new file is not yet tracked, so is not included in the stage all step. At least one ...
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Syntax highlighting for comments in Magit commit buffers with custom core.commentChar

I frequently source the body of my GitHub PRs from my commits, and thus is makes sense to consider my commits to be made in Markdown (it is nice to have a markup language for commits anyway). Thus I ...
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Open git commit -v in diff-mode [duplicate]

How can I tell emacs to open COMMIT_EDITMSG in diff-mode by default? Specifically when issuing git commit -v, but the solution can be for all commit options.
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vc-annotate: strip the last character of git commit id

When editing a file managed by Git, vc-annotate shows the output of git blame. As Git usually does, revisions are identified by a short commit id. The short commit id is abbreviated to be one ...
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Customize vc-mode appearance in mode-line

I use vc-mode to show information about the current VC state in my mode line, like this: (setq mode-line-format '(… (vc-mode vc-mode) …)) However, I find the default format of vc-mode pretty verbose....
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Git commit multiple files

When I go to commit my changes VC seems only allows me to commit one file at a time via C-x v v. Is there a way for VC to commit more than 1 file at a time?
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Cannot edit “.gitignore” due to strange errors and read-only switched on

A new error has occurred with a recent upgrade to Emacs 27.1. I'm trying to edit .gitignore and get the following error: *ERROR*: Unlocking file: Invalid argument, <directory>/.gitignore To ...
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Git Repo for Doom Config With Different Platforms

I have emacs on two separate platforms, and I would like it to function in much the same way on both, but there is some platform-dependent configuration as well. I have created a git repository in my ....
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Cannot figure out why vc-git.elc is always loaded on startup

This is more a curiosity, than a necessity. I'm playing around with startup times, and to have something to compare with, I wanted to see how fast emacs could start up pure. Running emacs -Q, emacs-...
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(Version-Control) Branch Agnostic Undo

Has anybody tried implementing (VC) branch specific undo's? It would have to be agnostic to changes both inside Emacs and from the outside when Emacs is running using file-notify-.*. One solution ...
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magit status and git lfs files diff shows pointer diff

When I call magit-status git lfs files are shown as follows. modified src/myfile @@ -1,3 +1,3 @@ version https://git-lfs.github.com/spec/v1 -oid sha256:...
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How I can see difference between working file and index with vc-diff and vc-ediff command with vc-git?

vc-diff and vc-ediff seem to show changes between working file and HEAD. I would like to see difference between working file and index instead. How can I do that?
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Cannot paste text copied from Emacs to synchronous subprocess

TL;DR When trying to paste text copied/killed in Emacs to another program while Emacs is waiting for a synchronous subprocess to finish, the target program hangs until Emacs becomes responsive again. ...
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Magit Move Submodule

In git bash I can use git mv home/subdir_1/my_submod home/subdir_2/my_submod to move a submodule between directories. Git handles changing .gitmodules and stages the change to be committed. Is there a ...
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Elpy starts Python processes at the root of my git tree, not the module's actual location

(I now submitted this as an issue in GitHub: https://github.com/jorgenschaefer/elpy/issues/1249) I'm using Emacs 25.3.1, Elpy v20171212.850, and Python 3.6.3 on MacOS 10.13.2 . I have a project ...
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Is it possible to force `markdown-mode` during git commit?

I was using following answer: https://emacs.stackexchange.com/a/57535/18414 to set markdown on the .git/COMMIT_EDITMSG file. (add-to-list 'auto-mode-alist '("/\\.git/COMMIT_EDITMSG\\'...
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Cannot get Magit to show the commit signatures in the log

In order to prove that I had a signature on a commit I needed to use a this command line command: $ git log --show-signature -1 I could not get Magit to display the signature I tried to use the ...
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How to stage selected lines / hunks in diff-mode?

Is it possible to stage changes in diff-mode? Or is this only possible with magit+ediff?
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How to search certain subdirectories of directories that are ignored by Git

I'm working in a Scala project that has target/ directories entered as ignored in the .gitignore. However, there is also Scala code being generated during the build which is being nested under a ...
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While merging, how to tell Magit to use one version of the file?

When I merge something and there are conflicts, I can go to the file in the magit status page (SPC-g-s) and press, for example, e to start ediff. Within that, I can scroll through all conflicts and ...
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How do I modify magits behavior to use the date that I finalize the commit and not the date that I start the commit

Desired Solution: I want magit to make a commit with a datetime set to the time that I "create" the commit, not the time that I start the commit "creation" flow. Background: So committing in magit ...
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Magit extremely slow in Windows. How do I optimize?

I am forced to use Windows 10 for a project. Yes, I would rather use GNU/Linux. To keep my sanity, I've tried to regard Windows as a bootloader for Emacs :) Unfortunately, Magit (one of my favorite ...

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