Once you have initialized the git repository per the documentation at the link below, use the following workflow for interacting with the virtual file system.
Push Changes to Git
1. Make Changes in your Emergence Editor
Per usual, save your changes using the emergence editor at /develop until you want to commit them to github.
2. Push changes to the Disk
Click VFS -> Disk (Virtual File System to Disk). Once you do that all of the changes that were made in emergence will be pushed to the disk so you can interact with them using git.
3. Start an authenticated git session through ssh
SSH into your server and navigate to the git directory of the install you're working on.
Make sure you're interacting with the file system as www-data
sudo su -l www-data -p
Now manually set your git ssh key using the following format:
That's it, you can now interact with git just like on your local machine.
Pull Changes from Git
So if you want to pull changes from git into your virtual file system, use the following process.
1. Start your git session
Use the step 3 above.
2. Make changes in git
Pull, merge, do what ever you need to do with git.
3. Pull changes from Disk to VFS
Once you're ready to push the changes you made using git to the virtual file system, navigate back to:
Click Disk -> VFS to pull the changes from the disk to the virtual file system. You should see the updates in the recent activities folder.