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From: David Mandelberg <david@mandelberg.org>
To: git@vger.kernel.org
Subject: git overwriting local ignored files?
Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2018 21:35:05 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <a852c0e9-f278-8e2a-406c-bb6099b2440c@mandelberg.org> (raw)

Hi,

It seems that git is overwriting my local files on merge if they're in 
.gitignore. See command transcript below. I searched `git help config` 
and Google, but I couldn't find any way to prevent it. Am I missing 
something? (The reason I care about ignored files is that I'm using git 
with a working directory of $HOME to manage my dotfiles, and most files 
in my $HOME are not tracked by git but are still important.)

dseomn@solaria:~$ mktemp -d
/tmp/tmp.RHyyMxJ5Zp
dseomn@solaria:~$ cd /tmp/tmp.RHyyMxJ5Zp
dseomn@solaria:/tmp/tmp.RHyyMxJ5Zp$ git init --bare repo.git
Initialized empty Git repository in /tmp/tmp.RHyyMxJ5Zp/repo.git/
dseomn@solaria:/tmp/tmp.RHyyMxJ5Zp$ git clone repo.git foo
Cloning into 'foo'...
warning: You appear to have cloned an empty repository.
done.
dseomn@solaria:/tmp/tmp.RHyyMxJ5Zp$ git clone repo.git bar
Cloning into 'bar'...
warning: You appear to have cloned an empty repository.
done.
dseomn@solaria:/tmp/tmp.RHyyMxJ5Zp$ cd foo
dseomn@solaria:/tmp/tmp.RHyyMxJ5Zp/foo (master)$ echo '*' > .gitignore
dseomn@solaria:/tmp/tmp.RHyyMxJ5Zp/foo (master)$ git add -f .gitignore
dseomn@solaria:/tmp/tmp.RHyyMxJ5Zp/foo (master)$ git commit -m 'gitignore'
[master (root-commit) affd2fb] gitignore
  1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)
  create mode 100644 .gitignore
dseomn@solaria:/tmp/tmp.RHyyMxJ5Zp/foo (master)$ git push
Counting objects: 3, done.
Writing objects: 100% (3/3), 216 bytes | 216.00 KiB/s, done.
Total 3 (delta 0), reused 0 (delta 0)
To /tmp/tmp.RHyyMxJ5Zp/repo.git
  * [new branch]      master -> master
dseomn@solaria:/tmp/tmp.RHyyMxJ5Zp/foo (master)$ cd ../bar
dseomn@solaria:/tmp/tmp.RHyyMxJ5Zp/bar (master)$ git fetch
remote: Counting objects: 3, done.
remote: Total 3 (delta 0), reused 0 (delta 0)
Unpacking objects: 100% (3/3), done.
 From /tmp/tmp.RHyyMxJ5Zp/repo
  * [new branch]      master     -> origin/master
dseomn@solaria:/tmp/tmp.RHyyMxJ5Zp/bar (master)$ git merge @{u}
dseomn@solaria:/tmp/tmp.RHyyMxJ5Zp/bar (master)$ echo hi > quux
dseomn@solaria:/tmp/tmp.RHyyMxJ5Zp/bar (master)$ git add -f quux
dseomn@solaria:/tmp/tmp.RHyyMxJ5Zp/bar (master)$ git commit -m 'quux'
[master aee4b54] quux
  1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)
  create mode 100644 quux
dseomn@solaria:/tmp/tmp.RHyyMxJ5Zp/bar (master)$ git push
Counting objects: 3, done.
Delta compression using up to 4 threads.
Compressing objects: 100% (2/2), done.
Writing objects: 100% (3/3), 273 bytes | 273.00 KiB/s, done.
Total 3 (delta 0), reused 0 (delta 0)
To /tmp/tmp.RHyyMxJ5Zp/repo.git
    affd2fb..aee4b54  master -> master
dseomn@solaria:/tmp/tmp.RHyyMxJ5Zp/bar (master)$ cd ../foo
dseomn@solaria:/tmp/tmp.RHyyMxJ5Zp/foo (master)$ echo bye > quux
dseomn@solaria:/tmp/tmp.RHyyMxJ5Zp/foo (master)$ git fetch
remote: Counting objects: 3, done.
remote: Compressing objects: 100% (2/2), done.
remote: Total 3 (delta 0), reused 0 (delta 0)
Unpacking objects: 100% (3/3), done.
 From /tmp/tmp.RHyyMxJ5Zp/repo
    affd2fb..aee4b54  master     -> origin/master
dseomn@solaria:/tmp/tmp.RHyyMxJ5Zp/foo (master)$ cat quux
bye
dseomn@solaria:/tmp/tmp.RHyyMxJ5Zp/foo (master)$ git merge @{u}
Updating affd2fb..aee4b54
Fast-forward
  quux | 1 +
  1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)
  create mode 100644 quux
dseomn@solaria:/tmp/tmp.RHyyMxJ5Zp/foo (master)$ cat quux
hi

-- 
https://david.mandelberg.org/

             reply	other threads:[~2018-11-24  2:55 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-11-24  2:35 David Mandelberg [this message]
2018-11-24  4:22 ` Junio C Hamano
2018-11-24 14:37   ` David Mandelberg
2018-11-24 14:57     ` Konstantin Khomoutov
2018-11-24 15:41       ` Konstantin Khomoutov
2018-11-25  2:06         ` David Mandelberg

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