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Magit pushing through tramp does not work

Hi guys I'm on a osx machine and I want to push commits from a remote machine through tramp to github. I open the directory in dired on the remote machine which works fine and type M-x magit status ...
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How to move master to branch in magit?

This is how I move master to branchX in git: $ git checkout master #move HEAD to master $ git branch -f branchX HEAD #move by force, HEAD to branchX Is there a way to do that in Magit?...
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How to view remote URLs on magit?

I would like to make sure I know where I am fetching, pulling, and pushing to. How to view remote URLs in magit? From the magit manual "7.1.1 The Remote Popup" on https://magit.vc/manual/magit/The-...
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How do I apply a patch from gnus to a git repo?

I've got an email with a dozen .patch files attached in gnus. I can save them to e.g. ~/Downloads and then apply them with magit-patch-apply-popup, but considering that I've got gnus open on the left (...
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Is there a Magit hook for post checkout?

Unfortunately, the vc-mode in my mode-line is not being updated when checking out a branch, it still points to the older branch. revert all open buffers fixes than but I can't find a hook to attach ...
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View the log of the staged files while editing a git commit message

When I'm editing a Git commit message, I sometimes like to browse recent commits to the same file(s). That is, I'd like to view the output of git log $list_of_files_with_staged_changes. Git commit ...
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How should I go about adding actionability to common interface elements (like commits)?

I was on the fence about raising this on GitHub, but it's not necessarily a feature request and it certainly isn't a bug report. I'd like to add some actionability to every reference to commits ...
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Magit: Files missing in status buffer when “Ignore all whitespace” is enabled

In Magit I sometimes toggle Ignore all whitespace in the status buffer. This causes files that contain only whitespace changes to disappear. This means I cannot operate on them without toggling Ignore ...
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Magit: Prevent commit message from being pre-populated with a bullet point and file name

Right now an example git commit message looks like below. It has the filename listed * emacs.d/robenkleene/config/robenkleene-config.el:. How do I not have the commit message pre-populated with that ...
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Magit fetch all repos from GitHub

I have just installed Magit and so far all is going great! However, I have a lot of GitHub repos that I would like to fetch via Magit. Is there a way to fetch all repos from GitHub?
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magit + ido: do not offer tags in completing read?

Q: how can I get magit + ido to ignore tags when checking out a branch? I'm using magit + ido. When I go to check out a branch, ido helpfully gives me the names of all existing branches, but it also ...
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magit: how to display more visible (desktop) notifications ? (How to get the return code ?)

update: WIP here: https://gitlab.com/emacs-stuff/magit-notify working but lacks configuration. I'd like more visible magit notifications: often I want to push some commits but there is an error (a ...
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Magit-process shows every frame of dynamic “animated” output

I'm working with a project that has a pre-commit hook that outputs an "animated" progress bar and updates the output to show which step is completed. In the magit-process buffer it shows every frame ...
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Magit + Emacs + Windows: 7 alert dialogs on first use?

Background The first time I run magit-status after starting Emacs, I get a series of 7 alert dialogs popping up. Each one just says "emacsclient 25.1" and has an OK button. They don't seem to do ...
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`magit-bisect` with Emacs sources

Trying to magit-bisect-start in Emacs source code with the bad commit being emacs-24.5 and good being emacs-25.1 does not seem to work. Nothing is shown in the Magit buffer. Doing the same with other ...
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magit - triangle workflow with branches in fork

I am using a triangle workflow. Upstream is called upstream and my forked repository is called fork. I want to have multiple branches and each of those branches should exist both locally as well as ...
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Magit equivalent of `git checkout <tree-ish> <path>`

I would like to reset my working directory to the state in another commit. In pure git, I'd use git checkout <commit> -- <file>. Is there a way to reach similar functionality from any of ...
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Version control using emacs

I'm looking for a simple version control system. I'm the only programmer in my team and I would be the only one who is making changes to files. It gets complicated when the inputs change and I have ...
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Can I exclude .git/COMMIT_EDITMSG from file-name-history?

Is there a way to exclude .git/COMMIT_EDITMSG files from file-name-history? Now that I'm authoring commits with Magit, those commit message files are often the most recent entries in file-name-history,...
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Magit equivalent to 'git push origin HEAD'

I usually use git push origin HEAD on the command line when I want to push my local branch to GitHub for the first time. That way I don't have to type the branch name. What is the equivalent in Magit?
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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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git-blame with spacemacs

I'm trying invoke magit-blame in spacemacs. If I do: SPC g b Then I see a "git-blame" section at the bottom which says: Press [_b_] again to blame further in the history, [_q_] to go up or ...
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Magit forge: updating the branch of a pull request

Does forge support updating the branch of a PR? Suppose that I checked out a PR branch with b y, and afterwards there were additional commits into this PR. It seems that I cannot pull these new ...
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Magit error on magit-remote-add

On windows 7 version of spacemacs, with git layer, magit fails when trying to add a remote repository. After I enter the remote name, I get the following error: Debugger entered--Lisp error: (wrong-...
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Error in newly installed magit -head branch header wrong type argument

I just installed the magit package in emacs 26.3 (using CentOS 7 OS). When I start it with M-x magit, I get the error below. It works fine for me in an older installation, and the only difference I ...
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Unable to create a new commit using Magit on Windows

trying to commit using "M-x magit-status" followed by "c c", keep getting the following: 1 git.exe … "commit" "--" Aborting commit due to empty commit message. sh -c 'printf WITH-EDITOR:: $$: No such ...
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magit commit does not permit adding a gpg signature

I am failing to run gpg to sign commits, after doing so successfully before an upgrade to Mojave and an upgrade to Emacs. (I am not sure when I lost the ability to sign files in the past year.) When ...
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Use ssh-agent's SSH_AUTH_SOCK value, not macOS' one [duplicate]

When I run (getenv "SSH_AUTH_SOCK"), I get "/private/tmp/com.apple.launchd.K9OEFgxDgw/Listeners". I want to set it to the value that is returned by echo $SSH_AUTH_SOCK on the command line which is ...
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Ignoring specific remotes when running `magit-log-popup` to log all branches

I would like to add an option in magit-log-popup to ignore a list of remotes when using "Log all branches" (l b). What I'm trying to do is something like this git log HEAD --branches --remotes --not -...
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How can I get git-gutter:next-hunk to NOT loop around at buffer bottom?

As per the title, I would like to stop processing at the end of a buffer and not loop around to the top. I find it easier to keep track of what I am doing that way. TIA.
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Magit: enable `toggle-truncate-line` in diff-mode

I'm working with tex files that have usually long lines of text. I enabled in magit the fine coloration of errors by using: (setq-default magit-diff-refine-hunk 'all) and now I'd like to disable the ...
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magit-status does not highlight diffs

I'm currently seeing a display problem in Magit. For a while I've seen that when I do magit-status, the diffs are no longer highlighted. I didn't care for a while, thinking it was the theme I've been ...
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Magit: Can offer cursor commit? [duplicate]

Here my git log: As you can see on top window the cursor is over commit "settings". And when I enter command: magit-reset-soft I wait that Magit will offer me the next candidate: Soft reset to : ...
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Can't commit on Windows using magit

I keep getting the following error 1 c:/Program Files (x86)/Git/bin/git.exe … "commit" "--amend" *ERROR*: Wrong type argument: stringp, nilerror: There was a problem with the editor '"c:/...
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Emacs init file with yasnippets and magit submodule update error

I have cloned yasnippets repo repo in ~/.emacs.d/yasnippet-snippets. I would like to synchronize it each time I start Emacs (btw, it would be nice to do it only if there is a connection available), my ...
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Magit fails to create local repository

This is what I got when I select a directory (whether it had a git repository) and choose "yes" when magit asks if I want to create one: Debugger entered--Lisp error: (wrong-type-argument stringp nil)...
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Magit: add a full directory with magit-status

How can I add a full new directory with magit-status? When trying to stage a new directory from the magit-status buffer, pressing s, I can only add individual files within the directory, but not the ...
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What is the meaning of “Push” in Magit status buffer? [closed]

In a way completely detached from those commands in Git, Magit displays this: Head: heroku-master Added curl-based test, GPG and bulk inserts Merge: heroku/master Added curl-based test, GPG ...

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