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When using git add . uses the actual path where you're (incase is a git repo). How would I do for using git add, git commit and git push' outside of the working dir? Likegit add /Users/zad0xsis/my-git-repo`.

Can this be achieved?

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  • To clarify, you want to run the add command in a git repository outside of the current working directory? Oct 6 '11 at 14:53
  • exactly, really I want to run git add, git commit and git push on a directory outside the working directory
    – pmerino
    Oct 6 '11 at 14:54
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I had success using the git -C option. Taken from the Git documentation:

Run as if git was started in <path> instead of the current working directory. 

It is very important that the -C option comes before actual command you want to execute:

Wrong:   git add . -C some-path
Correct: git -C some-path add .
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This can't be done because git expects everything to be housed under the same repository (directory). If /Users/zad0xsis/my-git-repo is a git repository you will need to cd to that directory and then run push, add, and commit.

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According to the git docs on my system (git 1.7.6) you can adjust the working directory (where the code resides) using --work-tree or $GIT_WORK_TREE and the repository directory (where the git objects reside) using --git-dir or $GIT_DIR. If that doesn't work you could use a wrapper script, e.g.

#!/bin/bash

cd /desired/path

git "$@"

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