Automating Git Updates and Builds with a Shell Script

Overview

For projects that require frequent updates from a Git repository, automating this process can save a significant amount of time. This guide explains how to create a shell script that automatically updates your project from a Git repository and performs a build every 20 minutes.

Creating the Script

  1. File Creation: Begin by creating a file named build.sh.
  2. Script Content: Add the necessary commands to the script for fetching updates, resetting local changes, executing the build, and scheduling the task. Here’s a sample script:

  1. Making the Script Executable: Change the file’s permissions to make it executable with chmod +x build.sh.
  2. Executing the Script: Run the script using ./build.sh.

Important Notes

The script will continuously fetch the latest changes and rebuild the project every 20 minutes. Be cautious with the git reset --hard command as it discards all local changes.

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