Git – Make File Executable in Repository

When you’re deploying code, you often want the files you have checked out of git to be executable.  For example, if you have a script for automation, you want to be able to do ./script rather than “bash script” or “python script”.  That way the #! line takes care of doing the right thing.

You can actually make a file “executable” in git by doing this command before your push:

git update-index --chmod=+x somefile.sh

 

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