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Re: Possible minor bug in Git




On Fri, Feb 01, 2019 at 10:02:50AM +0200, Angelo Melonas wrote:
> Hi Torsten,
>
> Thank you so much for getting back to me.
>
> Unfortunately, I believe there is a misunderstanding, as I may have
> explained what I found to be a possible bug incorrectly.
> The file that is originally added (and then later modified) is never
> renamed or moved.
> As you will see below, when a user attempts to add a file, but with
> the incorrect case, the Git CLI responds the same way it would if a
> file was correctly added (i.e., by displaying nothing).
> However, in the above case, when you enter "git status", you find that
> the file was never actually added, and remains unstaged.
> A possible solution to this can be a simple error message similar to
> attempting to add a file with its name misspelt.
>
> Using your example, I have illustrated this in the text below:
>
>     C:\Example>git init
>     Initialized empty Git repository in C:/Example/.git/
>
>     C:\Example>echo AAA > AA.txt
>
>     C:\Example>git add AA.txt
>
>     C:\Example>git commit -m AA.txt
>     [master (root-commit) d550af0] AA.txt
>      1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)
>      create mode 100644 AA.txt
>
>     C:\Example>echo BB > AA.txt
>
>     C:\Example>git status
>     On branch master
>     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:   AA.txt
>
>     no changes added to commit (use "git add" and/or "git commit -a")
>
>     C:\Example>git add Aa.txt
>
>     C:\Example>git status
>     On branch master
>     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:   AA.txt
>
>     no changes added to commit (use "git add" and/or "git commit -a")
>
>     C:\Example>git add A.txt
>     fatal: pathspec 'A.txt' did not match any files
>
>     C:\Example>git add AA.txt
>
>     C:\Example>git status
>     On branch master
>     Changes to be committed:
>       (use "git reset HEAD <file>..." to unstage)
>
>             modified:   AA.txt
>
> I am looking forward to hearing from you again.
>
> Kind regards,
> Angelo Melonas
>

Actually yes, you can call this a minor bug.

Does anybody want to work on it ?
May be as a first-time-Git contribution ?