I have directory A with files matching directory B. Directory A may have other needed files. Directory B is a git repo.
I want to clone directory B to directory A but git-clone won't allow me to since the directory is non-empty.
I was hoping it would just clone .git and since all the files match I could go from there?
I can't clone into an empty directory because I have files in directory A that are not in directory B and I want to keep them.
Copying .git is not an option since I want refs to push/pull with and I don't want to set them up manually.
Is there any way to do this?
Update: I think this works, can anyone see any problems? -->
git clone --no-hardlinks --no-checkout ../b a.tmp
mv a.tmp/.git .
rm -rf a.tmp
git unstage # apparently git thinks all the files are deleted if you don't do this