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authorJohannes Schindelin <>2019-10-30 10:49:38 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2019-11-02 06:22:45 (GMT)
commit4a58c3d7f7a83ebcd4ede635871cab7be24f7f3f (patch)
parent8dfb04ae964868dda758997e5e7da29edff6164b (diff)
stash: handle staged changes in skip-worktree files correctly
When calling `git stash` while changes were staged for files that are marked with the `skip-worktree` bit (e.g. files that are excluded in a sparse checkout), the files are recorded as _deleted_ instead. The reason is that `git stash` tries to construct the tree reflecting the worktree essentially by copying the index to a temporary one and then updating the files from the worktree. Crucially, it calls `git diff-index` to update also those files that are in the HEAD but have been unstaged in the index. However, when the temporary index is updated via `git update-index --add --remove`, skip-worktree entries mark the files as deleted by mistake. Let's use the newly-introduced `--ignore-skip-worktree-entries` option of `git update-index` to prevent exactly this from happening. Note that the regression test case deliberately avoids replicating the scenario described above and instead tries to recreate just the symptom. Reported by Dan Thompson. Signed-off-by: Johannes Schindelin <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
3 files changed, 16 insertions, 3 deletions
diff --git a/builtin/stash.c b/builtin/stash.c
index b5a301f..56f3b55 100644
--- a/builtin/stash.c
+++ b/builtin/stash.c
@@ -1082,8 +1082,9 @@ static int stash_working_tree(struct stash_info *info, const struct pathspec *ps
cp_upd_index.git_cmd = 1;
- argv_array_pushl(&cp_upd_index.args, "update-index", "-z", "--add",
- "--remove", "--stdin", NULL);
+ argv_array_pushl(&cp_upd_index.args, "update-index",
+ "--ignore-skip-worktree-entries",
+ "-z", "--add", "--remove", "--stdin", NULL);
argv_array_pushf(&cp_upd_index.env_array, "GIT_INDEX_FILE=%s",
diff --git a/ b/
index f60e9b3..5398a51 100755
--- a/
+++ b/
@@ -193,7 +193,8 @@ create_stash () {
export GIT_INDEX_FILE &&
git diff-index --name-only -z HEAD -- "$@" >"$TMP-stagenames" &&
- git update-index -z --add --remove --stdin <"$TMP-stagenames" &&
+ git update-index --ignore-skip-worktree-entries \
+ -z --add --remove --stdin <"$TMP-stagenames" &&
git write-tree &&
rm -f "$TMPindex"
) ) ||
diff --git a/t/ b/t/
index b8e3378..1e97714 100755
--- a/t/
+++ b/t/
@@ -1241,4 +1241,15 @@ test_expect_success 'stash --keep-index with file deleted in index does not resu
test_path_is_missing to-remove
+test_expect_success 'stash handles skip-worktree entries nicely' '
+ test_commit A &&
+ echo changed >A.t &&
+ git add A.t &&
+ git update-index --skip-worktree A.t &&
+ rm A.t &&
+ git stash &&
+ git rev-parse --verify refs/stash:A.t