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Re: Line ending normalization doesn't work as expected




On Wed, Oct 4, 2017 at 11:59 AM, Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi Robert,
>
> Robert Dailey wrote:
>
>> You guys are obviously worlds ahead of me on the internals of things,
>> but from my perspective I like to avoid the "plumbing" commands as
>> much as I can.
>
> I suspect what we are dancing around is the need for some command like
>
>         git checkout --renormalize .
>
> which would shorten the sequence to
>
>         git checkout --renormalize .
>         git status; # Show files that will be normalized
>         git commit; # Commit the result
>
> What do you think?  Would you be interested in writing a patch for it?
> ("No" is as always an acceptable answer.)

I wish I could, but ultimately I'd probably not be able to do it. I
rarely have time to do recreational coding outside of work these days.

That aside, for now I want to know the proper & recommended method to
renormalize line endings using existing commands. Additionally I also
am interested in knowing why only 1 of the 3 solutions I tried (In my
OP) worked but the others didn't. My short term goal is just to get
educated a bit. There's so much conflicting and variable information
on this topic on Google. It makes it difficult to find the one true
path, especially since Git evolves and improves over time and
information usually becomes stale.