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From: Duy Nguyen <pclouds@gmail.com>
To: "Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason" <avarab@gmail.com>
Cc: Jeff King <peff@peff.net>,
	per.lundberg@hibox.tv, Git Mailing List <git@vger.kernel.org>,
	Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>,
	git@matthieu-moy.fr, Clemens Buchacher <drizzd@gmx.net>,
	"Holger Hellmuth (IKS)" <hellmuth@ira.uka.de>,
	Kevin Ballard <kevin@sb.org>
Subject: Re: Ignored files being silently overwritten when switching branches
Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2018 17:05:55 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CACsJy8BzjrvCMzhLKmktywfpa-8_OSvmQ8A_uRv2jfMa8_MbLA@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <871s8qdzph.fsf@evledraar.gmail.com>

On Tue, Oct 16, 2018 at 11:12 AM Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
<avarab@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
> On Tue, Oct 16 2018, Jeff King wrote:
>
> > On Mon, Oct 15, 2018 at 01:01:50PM +0000, Per Lundberg wrote:
> >
> >> Sorry if this question has been asked before; I skimmed through the list
> >> archives and the FAQ but couldn't immediately find it - please point me
> >> in the right direction if it has indeed been discussed before.
> >
> > It is a frequently asked question, but it doesn't seem to be in any FAQ
> > that I could find. The behavior you're seeing is intended. See this
> > message (and the rest of the thread) for discussion:
> >
> >   https://public-inbox.org/git/7viq39avay.fsf@alter.siamese.dyndns.org/
> >
> >> So my question is: is this by design or should this be considered a bug
> >> in git? Of course, it depends largely on what .gitignore is being used
> >> for - if we are talking about files which can easily be regenerated
> >> (build artifacts, node_modules folders etc.) I can totally understand
> >> the current behavior, but when dealing with more sensitive & important
> >> content it's a bit inconvenient.
> >
> > Basically: yes. It would be nice to have that "do not track this, but do
> > not trash it either" state for a file, but Git does not currently
> > support that.
>
> There's some patches in that thread that could be picked up by someone
> interested. I think the approach mentioned by Matthieu Moy here makes
> the most sense:
> https://public-inbox.org/git/vpqd3t9656k.fsf@bauges.imag.fr/
>
> I don't think the rationale mentioned by Junio in
> https://public-inbox.org/git/7v4oepaup7.fsf@alter.siamese.dyndns.org/ is
> very convincing.

Just fyi I also have some wip changes that add the forth "precious"
class in addition to tracked, untracked and ignored [1]. If someone
has time it could be another option to pick up.

[1] https://gitlab.com/pclouds/git/commit/0e7f7afa1879b055369ebd3f1224311c43c8a32b
-- 
Duy

  reply	other threads:[~2018-10-16 15:06 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 86+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2010-08-17  5:21 git merge, .gitignore, and silently overwriting untracked files Joshua Jensen
2010-08-17 19:33 ` Junio C Hamano
2010-08-18 23:39   ` [PATCH] optionally disable overwriting of ignored files Clemens Buchacher
2010-08-19 10:41     ` Jakub Narebski
2010-08-20 18:48       ` Clemens Buchacher
2010-08-20 19:01         ` Joshua Jensen
2010-08-20 20:35     ` Junio C Hamano
2010-08-21  8:05       ` Clemens Buchacher
2010-08-22  7:25         ` Junio C Hamano
2010-08-22  8:20           ` Clemens Buchacher
2010-10-09 22:39         ` Kevin Ballard
2010-08-21 13:23       ` Clemens Buchacher
2010-10-09 13:52       ` [PATCH 0/5] do not overwrite untracked files in leading path Clemens Buchacher
2010-10-09 13:52       ` [PATCH 1/5] t7607: use test_commit and test_must_fail Clemens Buchacher
2010-10-10  6:35         ` Jonathan Nieder
2010-10-10  8:35           ` [PATCH 1/5 v2] t7607: use test-lib functions and check MERGE_HEAD Clemens Buchacher
2010-10-13 21:33             ` Junio C Hamano
2010-10-13 21:59             ` Junio C Hamano
2010-10-09 13:52       ` [PATCH 2/5] t7607: add leading-path tests Clemens Buchacher
2010-10-09 19:14         ` Johannes Sixt
2010-10-10  8:38           ` [PATCH 2/5 v2] " Clemens Buchacher
2010-10-09 13:52       ` [PATCH 3/5] add function check_ok_to_remove() Clemens Buchacher
2010-10-13 21:43         ` Junio C Hamano
2010-10-09 13:52       ` [PATCH 4/5] lstat_cache: optionally return match_len Clemens Buchacher
2010-10-09 13:53       ` [PATCH 5/5] do not overwrite files in leading path Clemens Buchacher
2010-10-13 21:57         ` Junio C Hamano
2010-10-13 22:34           ` Clemens Buchacher
2010-10-15  6:48             ` Clemens Buchacher
2010-10-15 18:47               ` Junio C Hamano
2010-08-20 20:46     ` [PATCH] optionally disable overwriting of ignored files Junio C Hamano
2010-08-21  6:48       ` [PATCH v2] " Clemens Buchacher
2010-08-23  8:33     ` [PATCH] " Matthieu Moy
2010-08-31 18:44       ` Heiko Voigt
2010-08-23  9:37     ` Matthieu Moy
2010-08-23 13:56       ` Holger Hellmuth
2010-08-23 15:11         ` Clemens Buchacher
2010-08-23 15:57           ` Junio C Hamano
2010-08-24  7:28             ` Clemens Buchacher
2010-08-24 16:19               ` Junio C Hamano
2018-10-16  9:10       ` Ignored files being silently overwritten when switching branches Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-10-16 15:05         ` Duy Nguyen [this message]
2018-10-18  1:55           ` Junio C Hamano
2018-11-06 15:12 ` Checkout deleted semi-untracked file Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-11-11  9:52   ` [RFC PATCH] Introduce "precious" file concept Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy
2018-11-11 12:15     ` Bert Wesarg
2018-11-11 12:59     ` Junio C Hamano
2018-11-26 19:38     ` [PATCH v2 0/2] Precios files round two Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy
2018-11-26 19:38       ` [PATCH v2 1/2] Introduce "precious" file concept Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy
2018-11-26 19:38       ` [PATCH v2 2/2] unpack-trees: support core.allIgnoredFilesArePreciousWhenMerging Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy
2018-11-11 12:33   ` [RFC PATCH] Introduce "precious" file concept Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-11-11 13:06     ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-11-12 16:14       ` Duy Nguyen
2018-11-11 15:41     ` Duy Nguyen
2018-11-11 16:55       ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-11-12  7:35       ` Per Lundberg
2018-11-12  9:08         ` Matthieu Moy
2018-11-12  9:49           ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-11-12 10:26             ` Junio C Hamano
2018-11-12 12:45               ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-11-12 13:02                 ` Junio C Hamano
2018-11-12 16:07           ` Duy Nguyen
2018-11-12 23:22     ` brian m. carlson
2018-11-26  9:30       ` Per Lundberg
2018-11-26 10:28         ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-11-26 12:49         ` Junio C Hamano
2018-11-27 15:08           ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-11-28  3:58             ` Junio C Hamano
2018-11-28 21:54               ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-11-29  5:04                 ` Junio C Hamano
2018-12-01  6:21                 ` Duy Nguyen
2018-11-26 15:26         ` Duy Nguyen
2018-11-26 15:34           ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-11-26 15:40             ` Duy Nguyen
2018-11-26 15:47               ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-11-26 15:55                 ` Duy Nguyen
2018-11-27  9:43                   ` Per Lundberg
2018-11-27 12:55                     ` Jacob Keller
2018-11-27 14:50                       ` Per Lundberg
2018-11-28  1:21                         ` brian m. carlson
2018-11-28  6:54                           ` Per Lundberg
2018-11-27 15:19                       ` Duy Nguyen
2018-12-06 18:39                       ` Duy Nguyen
2018-11-26 16:02       ` Eckhard Maaß
2018-10-15 13:01 Ignored files being silently overwritten when switching branches Per Lundberg
2018-10-16  6:40 ` Jeff King
2018-11-06 12:41 Checkout deleted semi-untracked file Steffen Jost

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