Install Git command on Synology

 

Installing git on Synology using IPKG is really easy.

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Install first IPKG as explained here and, in the ssh console, run next as root: ipkg install git

You can also simply install it using ipkgGui. That's even much easier than using a ssh console ;)

Now, you can use the command git in a ssh console...

Ex.: first thing you should do is to set up your name and email by typing:

git config --global user.email <your_email>
git config --global user.name <your_name>

To clone a remote projet, in a local folder,  type:

cd /<some_local_path>/

git clone https://github.com/<user-name>/<repository>.git --branch <remote_branch-name>

where "remote_branch-name" is a branch like "master", "develop", ...

The URL can be found using the "Clone or download" button of any GitHub project (See "Clone with HTTPS").

Clone GitHub Repository

Clone GitHub Repository

To update that project with a specific branch, type e.g.:

git fetch origin develop

 

Documentation can be found here.

NB.: To install Git Server, look here

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