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Re: Bug in lineendings handling that prevents resetting checking out, rebasing etc

On Fri, Dec 14, 2018 at 4:08 PM Mr&Mrs D <the.ubik@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I maintain a python project you can clone from:
> git@xxxxxxxxxx:wrye-bash/wrye-bash.git
> For reasons unknown git sees a particular file as changed
> (Mopy/Docs/Bash Readme Template.html, sometimes others too). This file
> was probably committed to the svn repository this git repo was created
> from with CRLF line endings. When we moved to git we added a
> gitattributes file (
> https://github.com/wrye-bash/wrye-bash/blob/dev/.gitattributes ) and
> this file was edited to explicitly state htms are text - all to no
> avail. From time to time - on windows - as in when checking out an old
> commit - git would see that file as changed. The only workaround that
> worked for me was
>     git rm -r . --cached -q && git reset --hard
> For more details and discussion see this SO question I posted almost
> five years ago:
> https://stackoverflow.com/questions/21122094/git-line-endings-cant-stash-reset-and-now-cant-rebase-over-spurious-line-en
> I used to work in windows and the bug was tolerable as there was that
> workaround. Now I moved to mac and no workaround works anymore - we
> have a special page on our wiki  with workarounds for this one btw:
> https://github.com/wrye-bash/wrye-bash/wiki/%5Bgit%5D-Issues-with-line-endings-preventing-checking,-merge,-etc
> Well after 5 years and countless hours trying to solve this I reach
> out to you guys and girls - _this is a full-time bug in git line
> endings handling_. When someone issues a git reset --hard this should
> work no matter what - well it does not. So this bug may be really a
> can of worms.
> Please someone clone this repo on linux or mac - probably just cloning
> will have the files appear as changed (by the way hitting refresh on
> git gui I have different sets of files appear as changed). If not then
> git checkout utumno-wip
> git rebase -i dev
> and then select a commit to edit should be enough to trigger this bug

Does not reproduce on git 2.20.0 (mac high sierra fwiw). What version of git
are you using?
> Needless to say I am  well aware of things like `git add --renormalize
> .` - but renormalizing is not the issue. The issue is that _files show
> as changed and even a git reset --hard won't convince git that
> nothing's changed_.
> $ git reset --hard
> HEAD is now at e5c16790 Wip proper handling of ini tweaks encoding - TODOs:
> $ git status
> interactive rebase in progress; onto 02ae6f26
> Last commands done (4 commands done):
>    pick 3a39a0c0 Monkey patch for undecodable inis:
>    pick e5c16790 Wip proper handling of ini tweaks encoding - TODOs:
>   (see more in file .git/rebase-merge/done)
> Next commands to do (19 remaining commands):
>    edit a3a7b237 Amend last commit and linefixes:  ΕΕΕΕ
>    edit 432fd314 fFF handle empty or malformed inis
>   (use "git rebase --edit-todo" to view and edit)
> You are currently editing a commit while rebasing branch 'utumno-wip'
> on '02ae6f26'.
>   (use "git commit --amend" to amend the current commit)
>   (use "git rebase --continue" once you are satisfied with your changes)
> Changes not staged for commit:
>   (use "git add <file>..." to update what will be committed)
>   (use "git checkout -- <file>..." to discard changes in working directory)
> modified:   Mopy/Docs/Bash Readme Template.html
> Untracked files:
>   (use "git add <file>..." to include in what will be committed)
> .DS_Store
> .idea.7z
> no changes added to commit (use "git add" and/or "git commit -a")
> $
> I really hope someone here can debug this
> Thanks!