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6 Dec 2022 09:39:49 EST (-0500)
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From: Dick Balaska
Subject: Re: I cannot update my GitHub repo
Date: 17 Feb 2022 21:57:06
Message: <620f0b02$1@news.povray.org>
On 2/17/2022 9:49 PM, Cousin Ricky wrote:
> On 2022-02-17 19:17 (-4), Cousin Ricky wrote:
>>
>> It occurred to me that the reason for the snag /may/ be that I tagged
>> the repo in GitHub.  I just discovered that tags are not a GitHub
>> feature, but are part of Git, so tagging it in GitHub probably threw it
>> out of sync with my local repo.
> 
> No, that wasn't the reason.  My other repos are pushing peacefully.

I think it was something like "git checkout <tag>" or "git branch <tag>"
I stuffed up a workspace recently and I can't recall what I did to 
trigger it. But once you detach from head, you're screwed.
(Maybe it was "git stash ; git pull ; git stash pop" [ Warning, not 
merged ])
It wasn't the repo that you stuffed, it was just that workspace.


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From: Jim Henderson
Subject: Re: I cannot update my GitHub repo
Date: 18 Feb 2022 11:43:11
Message: <pan$76ab9$ee3a0e04$371325e$837fcf3c@nospam.com>
On Thu, 17 Feb 2022 21:57:05 -0500, Dick Balaska wrote:

> It wasn't the repo that you stuffed, it was just that workspace.

This is a really important point.  Even if you push bad changes to the 
repo, it's actually pretty hard to "break" the repo beyond repair, 
because you can almost always check out a known good commit (the only 
time you can't is when you've done something like a hard reset locally 
and then pushed IIRC, but even then it may be recoverable).

That's one of the really nice things about using source code management 
systems.



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"I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and 
besides, the pig likes it." - George Bernard Shaw


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