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Re: [PATCH 0/2] read-tree: improve untracked file support




On Wed, May 1, 2019 at 5:14 PM Phillip Wood <phillip.wood123@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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> From: Phillip Wood <phillip.wood@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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> These two patches teach read-tree how to avoid overwriting untracked
> files when doing '--reset -u' and also how to respect all of git's
> standard excludes files. I'd like to see the porcelain commands stop
> overwriting untracked files, this is a first step on the way. I'm not
> sure if we want to add options to the porcelain commands to protect
> untracked files or just change their behavior and add an option to
> override that. I'm leaning towards the latter but I'd be interested to
> hear what others think.

For new commands like git-restore, it's definitely a good thing to not
overwrite untracked files. For existing commands I guess we have to go
over them one by one. For "git reset --hard", it should really just
overwrite whatever needed to get back to the known good state. "git
checkout -f" , not so sure (seems weird that we need force-level-two
option to override the protection provided by -f, if we change default
behavior)
-- 
Duy