Resolve Git Merge Conflicts

Task :

Sarah and Max were working on writting some stories which they have pushed to the repository. Max has recently added some new changes and is trying to push them to the repository but he is facing some issues. Below you can find more details:

SSH into storage server using user max and password Max_pass123. Under /home/max you will find the story-blog repository. Try to push the changes to the origin repo and fix the issues. The story-index.txt must have titles for all 4 stories. Additionally, there is a typo in The Lion and the Mooose line where Mooose should be Mouse.

Click on the + button in the top left corner and select option Select port to view on Host 1, enter port 8000 and click on Display Port. You should be able to access the Gitea page. You can login to Gitea server from UI using username sarah and password Sarah_pass123 or username max and password Max_pass123.

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Solution :

thor@jump_host /$ ssh max@ststor01
The authenticity of host 'ststor01 (' can't be established.
ECDSA key fingerprint is SHA256:0z85j/k+4Nf8WKbHJzxo1AOv4FeRA8LPET2N3BEkYyo.
ECDSA key fingerprint is MD5:74:e6:4d:c4:b3:80:07:be:03:30:0a:bf:1e:eb:e6:82.
Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)? yes
Warning: Permanently added 'ststor01,' (ECDSA) to the list of known hosts.

max (master)$ git commit
On branch master
Your branch is ahead of 'origin/master' by 1 commit.
(use "git push" to publish your local commits)
nothing to commit, working directory clean

max (master)$ git push
Username for '': max 
Password for '': 
! [rejected] master -> master (fetch first)
error: failed to push some refs to ''
hint: Updates were rejected because the remote contains work that you do
hint: not have locally. This is usually caused by another repository pushing
hint: to the same ref. You may want to first integrate the remote changes
hint: (e.g., 'git pull ...') before pushing again.
hint: See the 'Note about fast-forwards' in 'git push --help' for details.

max (master)$ git config --global --add
max (master)$ git config --global --add max
max (master)$ git pull origin master
remote: Enumerating objects: 4, done.
remote: Counting objects: 100% (4/4), done.
remote: Compressing objects: 100% (3/3), done.
remote: Total 3 (delta 0), reused 0 (delta 0), pack-reused 0
Unpacking objects: 100% (3/3), done.
* branch master -> FETCH_HEAD
2541182..24c23f8 master -> origin/master
Auto-merging story-index.txt
CONFLICT (add/add): Merge conflict in story-index.txt
Automatic merge failed; fix conflicts and then commit the result.

max (master)$ vi story-index.txt
1. The Lion and the Mouse
2. The Frogs and the Ox
3. The Fox and the Grapes
4. The Donkey and the Dog

max (master)$ git add story-index.txt 
max (master)$ git commit -m "fix typo and merge request"
[master b1fb94e] fix typo and merge request
max (master)$ git push origin master
Username for '': max
Password for '': 
Counting objects: 7, done.
Delta compression using up to 2 threads.
Compressing objects: 100% (7/7), done.
Writing objects: 100% (7/7), 1.17 KiB | 0 bytes/s, done.
Total 7 (delta 1), reused 0 (delta 0)
remote: . Processing 1 references
remote: Processed 1 references in total
24c23f8..b1fb94e master -> master

max (master)$ git status
On branch master
Your branch is up-to-date with 'origin/master'.
nothing to commit, working directory clean
max (master)$ git pull origin master
* branch master -> FETCH_HEAD
Already up-to-date.

max (master)$ git log
commit b1fb94ec581ac6e271a40af00726c0a203419231
Merge: 32a528f 24c23f8
Author: max <>
Date: Sun May 2 14:24:29 2021 +0000

fix typo and merge request

commit 32a528fd36e35aaee87679cecbf2d2312dfb454c
Author: Linux User <>
Date: Sun May 2 14:15:04 2021 +0000

Added the fox and grapes story

commit 24c23f842173aed5ac2b5f7295f96e1e04f65415
Author: sarah <>
Date: Sun May 2 14:15:03 2021 +0000

Added Index

commit 2541182883370e5079e365420973cd130b0d123b
Merge: 9d7f3c6 8f5c21b
Author: sarah <>
Date: Sun May 2 14:15:02 2021 +0000

max (master)$

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