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From: "Nicolas Richard" <>
Subject: Re: How to deal with small projects which are often changing their status/ person
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2013 22:39:51 +0100
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Thorsten Jolitz <> writes:
> If you/your fellow workers don't use GIT or another VCS, there is still
> dropbox - put your project text files in your dropbox folder and share
> them with other, there are automatic backups of older versions by
> Dropbox. 

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

(As a side note : another way to use git + dropbox is to have your .git
directory sync'd between your different computers, but I don't like this
very much, and obviously this would be for a completely different


  reply	other threads:[~2013-01-22 21:40 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 [this message]
2013-01-22 21:56     ` Thorsten Jolitz
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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