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Re: Bug(feature?) on git-diff-files




Okay thanks for the reply. I didn't know about git update-index will
try that now.

On Thu, Apr 11, 2019 at 3:57 PM Duy Nguyen <pclouds@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> On Thu, Apr 11, 2019 at 7:49 PM NoName Req <nonamereq29@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> > Summary
> >    `git -C (folder path) diff-files --name-only` output is not correct
> >
> > Steps to Reproduce
> > 1. Apply change to a clean git repository. Go to another folder (not
> > within this repository) and apply the command
> >    `git -C repo-path diff-files --name-only`
> > The above command lists dirty files in that repository.
> > 2. Now undo your changes on the repository
> > 3. Issue the same command. It still lists the file.
> >
> > More Information
> >
> > `git -C repo-path diff`  command doesn't seem to have this problem.
>
> I haven't tried to reproduce. But my first impression is diff-files,
> as a low-level plumbing sometimes requires you to refresh the index
> first. Sometimes without that, you'll get wrong output.
>
> "git diff" is a more high-level command that always refreshes the
> index internally.
>
> >
> > System Information
> >
> > Arch Linux 5.0.7-arch1-1-ARCH
> > git version 2.21.0
>
>
>
> --
> Duy