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Re: How to force a pull to succeed?

Jeffrey Walton <noloader@xxxxxxxxx> writes:

> On Mon, May 15, 2017 at 11:27 PM, Junio C Hamano <gitster@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Jeffrey Walton <noloader@xxxxxxxxx> writes:
>>> I scp'd a file to another machine for testing. The change tested OK,
>>> so I checked it in on the original machine.
>>> ...
>>> How do I force the pull to succeed?
>> Git doesn't know (or care) if you "scp"ed a file from a known to be
>> good place, or if you modified it in the editor.  When it notices
>> that there are differences you may rather not to lose in these files
>> (because they are different from HEAD), it refrains from touching
>> them.
>> So the way to go forward is for you to make sure that you do not
>> have such local changes in the repository that your "pull" is trying
>> to touch.  An easiest way would be to do
>>         git checkout HEAD -- <paths>..
> Thanks. That's an extra command. Is there any way to roll it up into
> one command?

        git checkout HEAD -- <paths>.. && git pull


>> before doing a "git pull" to clear the damage you caused manually
>> with your "scp".
> There's no damage. Its expected.

The fact that you think it is expected is immaterial. Git doesn't
know (or care) how you made the files different from HEAD, so it
looks like a damage to it.