For a more thorough walk through go here. For a quick fix read on.
Create new git repository
Assuming you’ve installed rails, git, created a github account, and have a rails app you want to put under version control, navigate to the root of your rails app and create a new git repository as follows:
$ git init
Then create an ignore file at the root (in this case using TextMate) and add the following
$ mate .gitignore log/*.log tmp/* tmp/**/* doc/api doc/app db/*.sqlite3 *.swp *~ .DS_Store
Add your files to the repository recursively
$ git add .
Do your initial commit
$ git commit -m "Initial commit"
Create your new repository in github using the github UI.
Then push (save) your application to github.
$ git remote add origin firstname.lastname@example.org:<username>/first_app.git $ git push origin master
There. Your repository is setup!
Branch, edit, commit, merge
Create a new branch
$ git checkout -b myChanges
Make some changes (in this case rename a file)
$ git mv README README2
If you’ve made a mistake, roll it back.
$ git checkout -f
Commit the change to your branch
$ git commit -a -m "Moved the README file"
Merge with master branch
$ git checkout master $ git merge myChanges
Then push to git server
$ git push
To create an instance of your app on Heroku and deploy go:
$ heroku create $ git push heroku master
Then push, deploy, and view your app regularly with:
$ git push $ git push heroku $ heroku open
Voila! You’re done!
Other handy git commands
status shows you what branch you are on in case you forget
$ git status # On branch homepage # Untracked files: # (use "git add <file>..." to include in what will be committed)
log shows you a list of your commit messages
$ git log commit 69197e9cb7c9b3bd8b8f53bf2bfb65419027c201 Author: foo <email@example.com> Date: Tue Sep 7 05:41:20 2010 -0600 Initial commit
branch shows you what branch you are currently on
$ git branch master * tutorial
You can delete old two ways. The first deletes the branch after you’ve committed your changes. The second abandons the branch and ignores any changes:
$ git branch -d topic-branch $ git branch -D topic-branch