March 15, 2021

Scrubbing Personal Data From Git Repos

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Paul Kelly

The problem I made a booboo. I was trying to do the right thing, honest. I will put it down to a bit of rustiness of using Git. I was trying to scrub my personal data from a fork of a repo that I was working on and put an example config file in place of my actual one, but ended up committing the real one to GitHub instead. Luckily, without me even having to do anything I received two emails, one from MailGun (it was my SMTP password for an account I was using for emailing tasks):

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