git always make some files modified
mta at umich.edu
Sat Dec 27 15:31:02 EST 2014
--On December 27, 2014 at 9:16:56 PM +0100 Christian Stimming
<christian at cstimming.de> wrote:
> My solution is as follows:
> - Remove the .gitattributes file
> - Commit this removal into git (which makes the modified-message go
> - And reset the master branch back to the original master.
Removing .gitattributes is a very bad idea. It will mess up the line
endings in your repository. It will only affect you if you don't push
things to other repositories, but it is still not a good idea. Anyone
who pushes things to other repositories should not remove that file (or
change it unless they are very careful).
Git repositories are supposed to have all text files normalized to LF
line endings. Then autocrlf controls what happens to them in your
checked out copy. One of the big problems is determining what files
are text files and so should be normalized. If you remove
.gitattributes then you will cause git to misidentify text files and
mess up line endings in things you commit to the repository. This is
particularly true on Windows machines, but can be a problem on Linux
machines or Macs too.
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