Version Control - Quick Tips

Posted on 03-04-2019 by Nadir Latif

Following are some quick tips related to Version Control:

Changing a remote GIT repository URL

The following command can be used to set the url of a remote git repository: git remote set-url origin {remote-repo-url}

Error in pushing changes to remote git repository

If we have a git repository with large files, and we need to push changes to a remote repository, then we might get the following error:

Counting objects: 9554, done.
Delta compression using up to 8 threads.
Compressing objects: 100% (5064/5064), done.
Writing objects: 100% (9554/9554), 2.79 GiB | 694.00 KiB/s, done.
Total 9554 (delta 4382), reused 9554 (delta 4382)
error: RPC failed; result=22, HTTP code = 502
fatal: The remote end hung up unexpectedly
fatal: The remote end hung up unexpectedly
Everything up-to-date

To correct this error we need to increase the size of the git configuration variable http.postBuffer. We can do this with the command: git config --global http.postBuffer 157286400

Updating last commit without changing annotated tags

If you need to make modifications to the last commit of a Git Repository, without making changes to the annotated tags, then the following script may be used. The script also updates the remote repository


# add changes to staging area
git add .
# changes in the staging area are added to the last commit. last commit message can also be changed
git commit --amend
# the annotated tag called "v1.0.0" is deleted. this should be the most recent annotated tag
git tag -d v1.0.0
# the most recent annotated tag is deleted from the remote server
git push origin --delete v1.0.0
# a new annotated tag is added, pointing to the last commit
git tag -a v1.0.0 -m "initial commit"
# the last commit is pushed to the remote repository
git push origin master -f
# all annotated tags are pushed to the remote repository
git push --tags
Storing password in SVN

To store password for svn commit commands, set store-passwords and store-plaintext-passwords to yes in /home/home_folder_name/.subversion/servers.

To set the user name in the commit command, append --username {your-user-name} to the svn commit command


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