How to organize local git repo?

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by jerad , in category: Third Party Scripts , a month ago

How to organize local git repo?

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by jasen , a month ago

@jerad 

Organizing a local git repository involves structuring the directories, branches, and commits in a logical and efficient way. Here are some tips on how to organize a local git repository:

  1. Create a clear directory structure: Organize your project files into separate directories based on their functionality or purpose. This can include directories for source code, documentation, configuration files, and assets. Keeping a clean and organized directory structure can make it easier to navigate and manage your project.
  2. Use branches effectively: Git branches allow you to work on different features or fixes in isolation from the main codebase. Create branches for each new feature or bug fix, and merge them back into the main branch (usually 'master' or 'main') once the work is completed and tested.
  3. Use descriptive commit messages: When making commits, provide clear and concise messages that explain the changes being made. This can help you and your team members understand the history of the project and track the evolution of the codebase.
  4. Utilize gitignore: Use a .gitignore file to exclude unnecessary files or directories from being tracked by git. This can help keep your repository clean and prevent sensitive information from being committed accidentally.
  5. Keep your repository lean: Avoid adding large files or binaries to your git repository, as this can bloat the repository size and slow down operations like cloning or fetching. Consider using tools like Git LFS (Large File Storage) for managing large files.
  6. Use tags for versioning: Git tags can be used to mark specific points in history, such as release versions or milestones. Tagging versions can help you keep track of the project's progress and easily revert to previous versions if needed.


By following these tips, you can effectively organize your local git repository and improve collaboration and productivity within your development team.