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* [BUG] apply -N deletes the index
@ 2021-05-18 13:59 Raymond E. Pasco
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From: Raymond E. Pasco @ 2021-05-18 13:59 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: git; +Cc: Christian Couder

Expected behavior: git apply -N foo.patch applies a patch to the
worktree, additionally adding 'new file' entries in the patch to the
index as intent-to-add entries.

Actual behavior: git apply -N foo.patch overwrites the entire index, so
that after the command it *only* contains the intent-to-add entries
added by the patch, and nothing else. (It still applies properly to the

I am looking at apply.c to figure out why this happens, but thought a
report to the list was warranted; any thoughts from someone more
familiar with this machinery would be helpful.

I went back in the history and this seems to have happened since the
feature was first added (ac997db0, Merge branch 'nd/diff-apply-ita').

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