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Re: Line ending normalization doesn't work as expected




On 2017-10-03 19:23, Robert Dailey wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 3, 2017 at 11:26 AM, Torsten Bögershausen <tboegi@xxxxxx> wrote:
>> The short version is, that the instructions on Github are outdated.
>> This is the official procedure (since 2016, Git v2.12 or so)
>> But it should work even with older version of Git.
>>
>> $ echo "* text=auto" >.gitattributes
>> $ git read-tree --empty   # Clean index, force re-scan of working directory
>> $ git add .
>> $ git status        # Show files that will be normalized
>> $ git commit -m "Introduce end-of-line normalization"
> 
> Is the way I did it that worked also a valid solution? Or did it only
> work accidentally? Again the command I ran that worked is:
> 
> $ git rm -r --cached . && git add .

(Both should work)

To be honest, from the documentation, I can't figure out the difference between
$ git read-tree --empty
and
$ git rm -r --cached .

Does anybody remember the discussion, why we ended up with read-tree ?