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Make git more usable from within RStudio projects

I was facing two issues when using git from within RStudio on DSX:

  1. pushing commits on new local branches does not work: open a project in RStudio, create a new local branch (system("git branch testBranch")), commit some changes to this branch (via the RStudio GUI), try to push this branch to the remote repo (via gui is not possible/available, via system("git push") neither)
  2. fetching new remote branches does not work (via system("git fetch")

    Both resulting in the error:
    > error: cannot run rpostback-askpass: No such file or directory
    > fatal: could not read Username for '': No such device or address**

    It seems also much harder to troubleshoot this since the shell is disabled and only the only available workaround is via the R console via system("git ...").
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  • Dec 14 2018
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Who would benefit from this IDEA? As a customer, I want to be able to work with git branches to have a proper version control process.
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Idea Priority High
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