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From: "J. Paul Reed" <>
Subject: git-gui patch staging errors
Date: Mon, 11 May 2020 18:07:50 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)

Hey all,

I ran into an interesting problem this week where git gui was erroring out
on staging partial patches in a particular file I was working on.

I worked around it with "git add -i," which worked like a champ.

I later realized the source file has some special characters (Unicode,
probably) in it to print emojis (or colors or whatever fun animations the
kids want on their terminals these days).

Interestingly, lines/hunks before the first Unicode character will
partial-stage appropriately, but attempting to stage any hunks/lines after
the characters produces a "Failed to stage selected line. error: patch
failed ... error: ... patch does not apply" error dialog.

This can be reproduced by cloning and editing; the special characters are in echo statements on lines
60, 74, and 97.

Removing these control characters seems to calm git gui's indigestion on
this file.

[preed@underworld ~]$ git --version
git version 2.26.2
[preed@underworld ~]$ git gui --version
git-gui version

J. Paul Reed
PGP: 0xDF8708F8

             reply	other threads:[~2020-05-12  1:08 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-05-12  1:07 J. Paul Reed [this message]
2020-05-12 12:15 ` git-gui patch staging errors Pratyush Yadav
2020-05-12 14:27   ` Kerry, Richard
2020-05-12 19:00     ` Pratyush Yadav
2020-05-12 20:42     ` J. Paul Reed
2020-05-25 13:08       ` Pratyush Yadav
2020-07-26 22:15         ` J. Paul Reed

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