Say you have a copy of a git repo, for example :
cp -R /path/to-git-repo-folder /somefolder cd /somefolder
If the files are different in your case, this will still work, just read the checkout step.
Set up git for the directory :
git init git remote add origin https://email@example.com/thelettuce/thelettuce_test.git git config --global credential.helper cache # this saves your https password for 15mins git fetch git reset origin/master
This is now ready to go - any extra files will be 'untracked', which is fine, but there will probably also be file differences. To see these do a :
1) to discard changes that are different than on the remote repo you can do a checkout. This will reset the file to the version on the remote repo.
git checkout -- readme.txt git status
2) to keep the change and update the remote repo, do a git add/commit/push :
git add <filename> git commit -m "updated file" git push -u origin master
Note: from now onwards, as you've set the 'upstream' with that push, you can just do a "git push" or "git pull".
Once this is done, the directory will be in-sync with the repo! All ready for updates and whatever else.
1) To make any edits, just follow the usual git standard practice of add/commit/push as usual.
vi readme.txt git add readme.txt git commit -m "updated readme.txt with more extra txt via somefolder" git push -u origin master
2) To obtain any changes that have been made to remote - do a fetch/pull :
git fetch git pull