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Best practice of organizing the GIT repositories?

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I want to understand the best practice of organizing the GIT repositories. Let's say:
1. We are a large bank with many line of businesses and tons of application.
2. Each LOB has a large number of applications.

How many repositories shall I use? How do we organize the applications inside one repository? Any reference?

posted Feb 24, 2014 by Tarun Singhal

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I personally use one repository per application/library (and use submodules if an application needs a particular library). All these repos sit on the same one server, and I use gitosis to manage access to them (others may prefer gitolite).

answer Feb 24, 2014 by Kumar Mitrasen
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