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From: Thorsten Jolitz <>
Subject: Re: How to deal with small projects which are often changing their status/ person
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2013 22:56:38 +0100
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"Nicolas Richard" <> writes:

> I use one trick which might be of interest to some people : when I have
> a dropbox folder with text (in my case, these are .tex and related
> files) files that will be worked on collaboratively, I first follow
> these steps in the directory :
> dropbox exclude add .git
> git init
> git add .
> git commit -m "Initial commit"
> (it is important that the first step comes first, this avoids the .git
> directory from being synched to everyone sharing the folder)
> From that moment on, I can monitor changes using git diff which I find
> much easier (in particular thank to magit) than Dropbox's own
> facilities. Everytime there are new chages, I usually commit them in
> order to have some history saved locally (though less complete than the
> history in dropbox, since I probably won't commit after every single
> change).

Thats a nice way to enable Emacs/Org-mode/Magit users to work with
fellows from the Microsoft universe - thanks for the tip. 


  reply	other threads:[~2013-01-22 21:59 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 13+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2013-01-22 20:19 M
2013-01-22 21:14 ` Thorsten Jolitz
2013-01-22 21:39   ` Nicolas Richard
2013-01-22 21:56     ` Thorsten Jolitz [this message]
2013-01-22 21:40   ` M
2013-01-22 21:55     ` Thorsten Jolitz
2013-01-23  8:59     ` Tomas Hlavaty
2013-01-23 10:20     ` OT: using ZIP based files with git (was: How to deal with small projects which are often changing their status/ person) Karl Voit
2013-01-22 21:39 ` How to deal with small projects which are often changing their status/ person Thomas S. Dye
2013-01-22 22:27   ` M
2013-01-22 22:49     ` Thomas S. Dye
2013-01-23  1:59 ` Eric Abrahamsen
2013-01-23  9:15 ` Julian Burgos

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