Merging Git Repositories

One of the things that I realized while working on Rookeries, is that the server and client have to be more or less developed in sync. In theory one could develop these in parallel, however a function needs to be build on both sides. Since for the most part, I’m building Rookeries by myself having two separate repositories only gives me more things to maintain.

So I decided to merge the rookeries-react-app repository back into the rookeries repository. I used the instructions found in this post on merging git repositories to successfully achieve that.. In case this played out as:

git clone temp
cd temp
git filter-branch --prune-empty --tree-filter '
     if [[ ! -e client ]]; then 
    mkdir -p client 
    git ls-tree --name-only $GIT_COMMIT  | xargs -I files mv files client fi'

cd ..
git clone rookeries-next
cd rookeries-next
git remote add --fetch temp ../temp 
git merge -s ours --no-commit temp/master 
git read-tree --prefix=client/ -u temp/master 
git commit -m "Merged rookeries-react-app in rookeries" 
git pull -s subtree temp master

git push origin master