Keeping gh-pages in sync with your master branch

February 21, 2014

I always find it frustrating to constintly do a pull request between my master and gh-pages branches. However now thanks to a StackOverflow post from denbuzze there is a really simple tool.

Typically you would do the following:

git checkout gh-pages
git merge master
git push origin gh-pages

However if you add the following to the end of your .git/config file in your local repository. This will happen automatically.

push = +refs/heads/master:refs/heads/gh-pages
push = +refs/heads/master:refs/heads/master

Note: This will only work if you use git push not git push origin branchname

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