User:Frank Ralf/Git

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Note: You are currently viewing documentation for Moodle 2.0. Up-to-date documentation for the latest stable version is available here: Frank Ralf/Git.

Cloning Moodle to your local installation

Git cloning Moodle.png

Cloning to a new folder

Git cloning Moodle new folder.png

Moodle branches

Git remote Moodle branches.png


Git checkout MOODLE 19 STABLE.png

Deleting master branch

Don't know whether this is a good idea but I accidentally messed up my local Moodle 1.9 master branch by fetching Moodle 2.1 on top of it ... Git delete master branch.png

That's the result: Git only local branch left.png

Updating your Moodle installation

git fetch

Git fetch.png

Maintaining your own contributed code

Setting up a remote repository on GitHub

See the instructions at:

Cloning the remote GitHub repository to your local Moodle installation

  1. Change to the parent folder for your plug-in
  2. Clone the repository:
    git clone
  3. Rename the folder to your plug-in's name
  4. Open Git Bash in that folder

Creating a local branch

  1. Open Git Bash in the plug-in folder
  2. Create new branch:
    git branch MOODLE_19_STABLE
  3. Change to the new branch:
    git checkout MOODLE_19_STABLE
    • Both steps in one:
      git checkout -b MOODLE_19_STABLE

Creating a remote branch

Note: It might be better using "remote" first to create the remote branch. And usually it's best if both branches have the same name. --Frank Ralf 12:59, 18 July 2011 (WST)

  1. Change to the correct local branch
  2. git push origin -u MOODLE_19_STABLE
    Using different names for local and remote branch:
    $ git push origin  local_19_STABLE:MOODLE_19_STABLE

Git creating remote branch.png

Deleting a remote branch

$ git push origin :testbranch

See also

Moodle forum discussions
External resources