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From: Phillip Wood <phillip.wood123@gmail.com>
To: wh <microrffr@gmail.com>, phillip.wood@dunelm.org.uk
Cc: git@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [BUG] rebase --interactive silently overwrites ignored files
Date: Sun, 14 Apr 2019 14:24:31 +0100
Message-ID: <a3c544e2-2087-1877-38e3-c85651db32f5@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAL_tzDFQQtDYMStN+RDVYN_TzJmO+kufMhG9PGHwvsUWREpgWQ@mail.gmail.com>

On 14/04/2019 02:59, wh wrote:
> Thanks for the info about the upcoming "precious" attribute. Looks useful.

Hmm, unfortunately it's not looking so hopeful now [1]

> I didn't get the impression that Git normally overwrites ignored
> files. I ran some more experiments:
> 
> git rebase FETCH_HEAD        # bails
> git rebase -i FETCH_HEAD     # overwrites
> git merge FETCH_HEAD         # bails
> git reset --keep FETCH_HEAD  # bails
> git reset --merge FETCH_HEAD # bails
> git checkout FETCH_HEAD      # overwrites
> # without feature 2 locally:
> git merge FETCH_HEAD         # overwrites, fast-forwards
> git merge --no-ff FETCH_HEAD # bails

Thanks for sharing that, I was assuming the other commands behaved like 
checkout, I'm intrigued that merge behaves differently to rebase -i as 
they use the same underlying machinery, I'm a bit snowed under at the 
moment but I'll try and take a look at what's going sometime in the not 
too distant future.

Best Wishes

Phillip

[1] 
https://public-inbox.org/git/CACsJy8AEZ-Lz6zgEsuNukvphB9TTa9FAC1gK05fhnie2xtfc9w@mail.gmail.com/T/#u
> On Fri, Apr 12, 2019 at 9:30 AM Phillip Wood <phillip.wood123@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Hi
>>
>> On 12/04/2019 00:56, wh wrote:
>>> I'm using git 2.20.1 from Debian. Git is usually careful not to
>>> overwrite untracked files, including ignored files.
>>
>> Git normally overwrites ignored files, so I think in your example rebase
>> -i is working as expected, I'm surprised that the am based rebase does
>> not overwrite the ignored file. There has been some discussion about
>> introducing 'precious' files that are ignored but protected in the same
>> way as untracked files [1].
>>
>> Best Wishes
>>
>> Phillip
>>
>> [1] https://public-inbox.org/git/20190409102649.22115-1-pclouds@gmail.com/
>>
>>    But interactive
>>> rebase doesn't detect this (non-interactive rebase works fine).
>>>
>>> Reproduction:
>>> -----
>>>
>>> #!/bin/sh
>>> mkdir upstream
>>> cd upstream
>>> git init
>>> echo 1 >feature-1
>>> git add feature-1
>>> git commit -m "feature 1"
>>>
>>> cd ..
>>> git clone upstream local
>>> cd local
>>> # write some tools for our own convenience
>>> echo ours >tools
>>> echo /tools >>.git/info/exclude
>>> # start working on a feature
>>> git checkout -b f2
>>> echo wip >feature-2
>>> git add feature-2
>>> git commit -m "wip"
>>>
>>> cd ../upstream
>>> # official tools are available
>>> echo theirs >tools
>>> git add tools
>>> git commit -m "tools"
>>>
>>> cd ../local
>>> git fetch ../upstream master
>>>
>>> # this would be okay
>>> #git rebase FETCH_HEAD
>>>
>>> # problem: overwrites tools silently
>>> GIT_EDITOR=true git rebase -i FETCH_HEAD
>>>
>>> cat tools
>>>
>>> -----
>>>
>>> Expected: `git rebase -i` fails because it would have to overwrite the
>>> untracked "tools" file. Contents of tools file remains `ours`.
>>>
>>> Actual: Contents of tools file becomes `theirs`.
>>>

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Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-04-11 23:56 wh
2019-04-12 16:30 ` Phillip Wood
2019-04-14  1:59   ` wh
2019-04-14 13:24     ` Phillip Wood [this message]
2019-05-02 15:45     ` Phillip Wood
2019-05-02 16:22       ` Duy Nguyen
2019-05-05  4:02       ` Junio C Hamano
2019-05-07 14:03         ` Phillip Wood

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