Thursday, 28 April 2016

Pull from a shared Windows machine

As a distributed version control system, one of the benefits of using git is that you can pull from anyone's repo just as you would do from a server. With Git's support for SSH, it is very easy to do it on Linux. Two Windows machines don't talk SSH to each other though. So, I was not sure  how to pull from my repo on one Windows machine to another. It turned out equally easy though (may be easier).

git pull file:////<machine_name>E$/path/to/repo/root

Drives like E: and C: get replaced by E$ and C$ respectively. As both of my machines were on the same domain, it was easy. Sharing might come into picture for machines on different domains.

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