I am developing an application using glitch. I would like to be able to push it from a dev copy to a demo copy, and then to production manually. I understand I could probably export to github and build workflows and CI to do all this, or develop using an ide on my laptop. I also read a similar forum post where they landed on swapping out project names. But I like to stay in the web editor, and swapping project names ignores the .env and .data folders, which need to stay. What I really want is:
- develop foo-dev in the web-based glitch editor.
- open the web based terminal and run one command (or a shell script I write) to push all of the code, but NOT .env or .data to foo-demo or foo-prod.
I am able to get close if I:
- ensure .env and .data are in .gitignore
- from foo-dev terminal “git commit”
- from foo-demo terminal “git remote add dev https://path-to-foo-dev/git/foo-dev.git” once, then as-needed “git pull dev master --no-edit” and “refresh”
However, this requires me to touch both foo-dev and foo-demo each publish. I’d really like to push. When I try this:
- from foo-dev terminal “git remote add demo https://path-to-foo-test/git”
- from foo-dev terminal “git commit” and then “git push demo master -f”
I get an error “refusing to update checked out branch”.
Thanks to SO, I was able to get around this with git config receive.denyCurrentBranch updateInstead from the foo-demo terminal.
But when I do this, as best I can tell, foo-demo never gets updated. I’m sure there’s something I’m missing - I’m beyond my basic understanding of git here. But in the end: Is there some easy way to push code from one project to another, without involving github or laptop, taking care to not overwrite .data and .env?