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From: Yann Droneaud <>
To: <>
Subject: git diff returns fatal error with core.safecrlf is set to true.
Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2013 15:26:51 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)


Following my previous email "Tracking vendor release with Git" [1][2],
and the advice from Git users/developers, I'm trying to use 
to handle CRLF/LF conversion.

While testing the behavor of Git regarding CRLF handling,
when core.safecrlf is set to true, I've found that "git diff" is 
"fatal: CRLF would be replaced by LF" without returning any kind of 

This make me wonder if its the correct behavor for git diff to (only) 
It should be fatal for git add / git commit ( / git cherry-pick / ... 
but non fatal for git diff.

According to the documentation git-config(5) [3]:
"Git will verify if a command modifies a file in the work tree either 
directly or indirectly"
I don't thing "git diff" is an operation that could modify a file.


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Yann Droneaud

             reply	other threads:[~2013-06-21 13:26 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2013-06-21 13:26 Yann Droneaud [this message]
2013-06-21 15:44 ` Junio C Hamano
2013-06-21 21:57   ` Junio C Hamano
2013-06-24 12:42     ` Yann Droneaud
2013-06-24 18:19       ` Junio C Hamano
2013-06-24 21:48         ` Junio C Hamano
2013-06-25 20:29           ` Torsten Bögershausen
2013-06-26 15:48             ` Junio C Hamano

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