The other day I had to share a repo to a colleague without him having access to the online repo.
Conscious that git can serve repositories through HTTP I set myself to discover the simplest way to do it without a full blown git hosting app like GitLab or Gitorious.
At that point I took out my google-fu and came up with the following:
git update-server-info # this will prepare your repo to be served ruby -run -ehttpd -- . -p 5000 git clone http://localhost:5000/.git repo_name
Now by just knowing your IP anyone will be able to clone that repo.
If you’re a PHP nostalgic OSX 10.10 comes with the
php command which is able to serve a directory and interpret any PHP file in it (like
git update-server-info # this will prepare your repo to be served php -S 0.0.0.0:5000 -t . git clone http://localhost:5000/.git repo_name
Stay tuned for more PHP and Ruby awesomeness!