Building Git 1.8 on Centos 6

We use Centos as a VM for development. Intellij IDEA was complaining about the 1.7.1 version from the Centos distro, requiring 1.7.1.1. Picky. So I grabbed the git source: $ git clone https://github.com/git/git $ cd git $ make ... http-push.c:920: error: ‘xml_cdata’...

Git Bash – where’s my flash drive?

I spend my day in the magnificent Git Bash shell. Recently I started bring work home by pushing the project to a bare Git repository on the flash drive at B: git remote add flash /b/circdesk-android.git git push flash If the flash drive was not mounted before Git Bash...

Git Alias – ignore all whitespace

A talk at last year’s Chicago Code Camp spoke about Git aliases. Up until now I used shell aliases in the (wonderful) MINGW32 Git Bash shell, so “$ gs” is $ git status. $ git diff is something I use a lot, but sometimes you want to ignore whitespace,...