Configure your personal git usage
Configure git with (substituting the contact info with your specifics):
git config --global user.name "Full Name" git config --global user.email "email@example.com"
We think that color coded diffs and status reports help greatly, therefore we configure:
git config --global color.ui "auto"
If you prefer svn-like shortcuts, also configure the following aliases:
git config --global alias.st status git config --global alias.co checkout git config --global alias.ci commit -v
How to create a central git repository on one of our group drives
If all your contributors do have a D-PHYS account and access to the same group drive, you can host your Git repository on that group's drive.
The following can be executed on any of our managed Linux machines, or on the terminal server
cd ~<group name>/[<some optional path>/] mkdir <your project>.git cd <your project>.git git init --bare --shared=group
Use the repository as git remote
You can access the repository from anywhere via
git clone <your D-PHYS user name>@login.phys.ethz.ch:/home/<group name>/[<some optional path>/]<your project>.git
Git on Windows
Git on Windows is often used via Cygwin. Nevertheless the most popular SSH client for Windows is Putty. Putty provides a program called
plink.exe which can be used as commandline SSH client. Unfortunately this program does not seem to work properly together with
In case you get error messages like
error: cannot run ssh: No such file or directory fatal: unable to fork
fatal: The remote end hung up unexpectedly
explicitly setting the environment variable
GIT_SSH to Cygwin's OpenSSH client may help:
See also git push using PuTTY on Windows fails (fatal: The remote end hung up unexpectedly).