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Any uber knowledgable GitHubbers out there that might be able to help me figure something out?

Quick description of issue: I have a remote repo (on GoDaddy server, not my choice :S ) with a post-receive hook that pushes chages to live site files. This all works great, but how do I get the repo to detect changes to the live site code if someone FTPs in and changes something?

At the moment Git doesn't detect any changes so I don't know if I'm writing over someones else on our team's changes... :(

Any help would be awesome.
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+Franc Schiphorst Thanks for this info Franc. I don't want to create any additional steps for me due to the other devs not using git, so I think my best bet going forward is to set up the extra private repository I mentioned above and trying to persuade the dev to join in on the git fun.

Until then I'll just download any files off the server before I work on them, that way at least I'll have the latest versions downloaded to my local repo. We are not likely to modify the same files at the same time in the future.

Thanks guys, your help is greatly appreciated.
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Still can't fathom how Shawn W +Shawn Wasabi is capable of such a skill
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+Richard Harris He's the real deal, I think he's a robot from the future.
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Love this Thames bridge concept!
Elegant, understated, yet immensely complicated to construct.

I think most of the other suggestions are pretty ridiculous and over the top...

What do you think?

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Hi Money, I'd be very grateful if I could use your invite to get a OnePlus One. I missed out before, as they made a mistake with my request and it never happened :( so you'd be really doing me a favour.

Would that be OK with you?

Thanks in advance +Money Candan​ ! XD
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people would have used the hashtag for invites and by filtering it to 1 hour they would have found themselves into this post and would have claimed urs +Alex Masters  but im happy now that u got another invite just claim it fast under ur name.hope u can order the sandstone black 64 gb. bye :)
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Hmm, not sure if it's a lift or a kill room...

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Hi, as a big G+ user, and a web tinkerer new to Git, I thought this might be a great place to ask for advice on something that is twisting my melon a bit...


I have successfully managed to create a repository on a GoDaddy shared hosting plan, I have added a post-receive hook so that when I publish from my local repository it goes to the remote repo and then gets copied onto the live server for all to see.

This is great and I'm amazed I got it to work, but one thing that's not working is the ability to pull changes to the live site files into my repository. I have changed a file via FTP so that I could see if the changes would be detected within my remote repo, and subsequently show up in my local repo when I sync the two up. Unfortunately no changes are detected.

So my question is this: how to I get my remote repo to detect any changes that are made to the remote files?

Any help would be awesome, I've no idea how to accomplish this.

Any ideas guys?
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Cheers +Weston Price​​​​

I'm not commiting anything on the remote repository.

The reason I explained making changes via ftp was not because I want to do so, but because the person who initially built the site in question uses ftp to upload changes and doesn't use git, so if he changes files in the server I won't know, unless I download whichever files I wish to modify via ftp and then compare them to my local repository.

This process doesn't seem ideal, I just wasn't sure if git had any clever features that could scan the live files and flag up those that have changed, obviously not based on my findings and what you have mentioned.

I'm commiting changes to my local repository. Then using GitHub for Mac to sync with the remote repository. The remote is then updating the live files on the server via a post receive hook.

I followed this tutorial to make it work: http://www.adamboother.com/blog/install-git-on-a-godaddy-shared-hosting-account/

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Hahaha, these are far more appealing than our shoddy UK bus stops!
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+Martin Nutbeem Haha YES! XD Yet more reasons to move to Japan :)
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This is pretty cool, you don't see into Google's data centre infrastructure very often. I'm surprised by the size of the servers, I expected them to be a lot smaller.
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Learning Technologist in Disruptive Media at Coventry University.
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Lover of tea, chocolate, Japan, Google, and Howl's Moving Castle.

Chatty British tech/design nut who loves talking about the Internet. I'm interested in pretty much anything that exists in the cloud that makes communicating with people all around the world fun, exciting, and most of all, as effortless as possible.

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