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Ground Controller Lvl 1
Message 1 of 3

How do I create the workflow that works for me?

Hello Git Community,


I'm a Git newbee. I think I understand the concept of Git, but I'm having difficulties implementing it so that it works the way I want to.


We're basically PHP-developers. At this moment we just use Notepad++ with a FTP plugin to -more or less- edit the code "directly" on the PHP server. To be more precise, the plugin gets the file from the server, so Notepad++ can edit its local (cached) version. Once I save it in Notepad++, the FTP plugin automatically uploads it to the server. So after a 'save', I can check the effect of the changes directly on the server. But there's no version control or backup in this process.


I would very much like to continue to work this way, but reading some Git documents, I don't see how that can be achieved. As I understand, the local repository are the files which are created, changed and deleted while developing. I could stil do that using Notepad++, but I would just edit and save local files. I need these changed files to be uploaded to the server, so I can check the working of it. If possible, I would rather not use a seperate FTP tool to individually upload the files after editing. That would be too much of a hassle.


Any suggestion on how to implement this, is appreciated.


Thank you.


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Commander Lvl 3
Message 2 of 3

Re: How do I create the workflow that works for me?

Hi @SuturNL ,


You can just continue working as you do know using the FTP upload plugin. Use git init to intialize a Git repository in your working folder, and do make sure the .git folder does NOT get uploaded by the FTP plugin since it contains a lot of files.


Then just continue working. The "adding", "changing" and "deleting" you referenced just happen inside Git. Your actual files on drive shouldn't be bothered by this.

- Mark
Copilot Lvl 2
Message 3 of 3

Re: How do I create the workflow that works for me?

Hi Mark,


I'm terrible sorry I didn't respond sooner. I appreciate you're suggestion and I will take a look into it.

Many thanks for your reply.