Crontab-Friendly Git Update
A trivial shell script to facilitate pushing a Git repo via
crontab(8). A line similar to
22 2 * * * $HOME/bin/auto-git-push $HOME/my-repo
crontab will cause the repo at
$HOME/my-repo to be pushed every day at 2:22 AM.
The meat of the script executes these commands:
cd "$1" git add -A . git commit -q -m 'automated update' git push -q
-q flags will silence
git unless an error occurs. This prevents
crontab from sending email unless an actual error has occurred.
The script also tries to set a reasonable
PATH. My guess is that this script will run on *NIX systems without modification. I’ll leave configuring it for Cygwin as an exercise to the reader :-)