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authorTorsten Bögershausen <>2017-08-19 11:28:01 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2017-08-19 16:29:25 (GMT)
commitc24f3abaceabb590125751a67ec0e32946780ac7 (patch)
treea0f1ba8e4f6812f0d0f9f7726fde33e549d47c7a /apply.c
parent2fea9de61857986431982ae89c01c89a2fc10038 (diff)
apply: file commited with CRLF should roundtrip diff and apply
When a file had been commited with CRLF but now .gitattributes say "* text=auto" (or core.autocrlf is true), the following does not roundtrip, `git apply` fails: printf "Added line\r\n" >>file && git diff >patch && git checkout -- . && git apply patch Before applying the patch, the file from working tree is converted into the index format (clean filter, CRLF conversion, ...). Here, when commited with CRLF, the line endings should not be converted. Note that `git apply --index` or `git apply --cache` doesn't call convert_to_git() because the source material is already in index format. Analyze the patch if there is a) any context line with CRLF, or b) if any line with CRLF is to be removed. In this case the patch file `patch` has mixed line endings, for a) it looks like this: diff --git a/one b/one index 533790e..c30dea8 100644 --- a/one +++ b/one @@ -1 +1,2 @@ a\r +b\r And for b) it looks like this: diff --git a/one b/one index 533790e..485540d 100644 --- a/one +++ b/one @@ -1 +1 @@ -a\r +b\r If `git apply` detects that the patch itself has CRLF, (look at the line " a\r" or "-a\r" above), the new flag crlf_in_old is set in "struct patch" and two things will happen: - read_old_data() will not convert CRLF into LF by calling convert_to_git(..., SAFE_CRLF_KEEP_CRLF); - The WS_CR_AT_EOL bit is set in the "white space rule", CRLF are no longer treated as white space. While at there, make it clear that read_old_data() in apply.c knows what it wants convert_to_git() to do with respect to CRLF. In fact, this codepath is about applying a patch to a file in the filesystem, which may not exist in the index, or may exist but may not match what is recorded in the index, or in the extreme case, we may not even be in a Git repository. If convert_to_git() peeked at the index while doing its work, it *would* be a bug. Pass NULL instead of &the_index to convert_to_git() to make sure we catch future bugs to clarify this. Update the test in t4124: split one test case into 3: - Detect the " a\r" line in the patch - Detect the "-a\r" line in the patch - Use LF in repo and CLRF in the worktree. Reported-by: Anthony Sottile <> Signed-off-by: Torsten Bögershausen <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Diffstat (limited to 'apply.c')
1 files changed, 36 insertions, 5 deletions
diff --git a/apply.c b/apply.c
index f2d5991..66c68f1 100644
--- a/apply.c
+++ b/apply.c
@@ -220,6 +220,7 @@ struct patch {
unsigned int recount:1;
unsigned int conflicted_threeway:1;
unsigned int direct_to_threeway:1;
+ unsigned int crlf_in_old:1;
struct fragment *fragments;
char *result;
size_t resultsize;
@@ -1663,6 +1664,19 @@ static void check_whitespace(struct apply_state *state,
+ * Check if the patch has context lines with CRLF or
+ * the patch wants to remove lines with CRLF.
+ */
+static void check_old_for_crlf(struct patch *patch, const char *line, int len)
+ if (len >= 2 && line[len-1] == '\n' && line[len-2] == '\r') {
+ patch->ws_rule |= WS_CR_AT_EOL;
+ patch->crlf_in_old = 1;
+ }
* Parse a unified diff. Note that this really needs to parse each
* fragment separately, since the only way to know the difference
* between a "---" that is part of a patch, and a "---" that starts
@@ -1712,11 +1726,14 @@ static int parse_fragment(struct apply_state *state,
if (!deleted && !added)
+ check_old_for_crlf(patch, line, len);
if (!state->apply_in_reverse &&
state->ws_error_action == correct_ws_error)
check_whitespace(state, line, len, patch->ws_rule);
case '-':
+ if (!state->apply_in_reverse)
+ check_old_for_crlf(patch, line, len);
if (state->apply_in_reverse &&
state->ws_error_action != nowarn_ws_error)
check_whitespace(state, line, len, patch->ws_rule);
@@ -1725,6 +1742,8 @@ static int parse_fragment(struct apply_state *state,
trailing = 0;
case '+':
+ if (state->apply_in_reverse)
+ check_old_for_crlf(patch, line, len);
if (!state->apply_in_reverse &&
state->ws_error_action != nowarn_ws_error)
check_whitespace(state, line, len, patch->ws_rule);
@@ -2268,8 +2287,11 @@ static void show_stats(struct apply_state *state, struct patch *patch)
add, pluses, del, minuses);
-static int read_old_data(struct stat *st, const char *path, struct strbuf *buf)
+static int read_old_data(struct stat *st, struct patch *patch,
+ const char *path, struct strbuf *buf)
+ enum safe_crlf safe_crlf = patch->crlf_in_old ?
switch (st->st_mode & S_IFMT) {
case S_IFLNK:
if (strbuf_readlink(buf, path, st->st_size) < 0)
@@ -2278,7 +2300,15 @@ static int read_old_data(struct stat *st, const char *path, struct strbuf *buf)
case S_IFREG:
if (strbuf_read_file(buf, path, st->st_size) != st->st_size)
return error(_("unable to open or read %s"), path);
- convert_to_git(&the_index, path, buf->buf, buf->len, buf, 0);
+ /*
+ * "git apply" without "--index/--cached" should never look
+ * at the index; the target file may not have been added to
+ * the index yet, and we may not even be in any Git repository.
+ * Pass NULL to convert_to_git() to stress this; the function
+ * should never look at the index when explicit crlf option
+ * is given.
+ */
+ convert_to_git(NULL, path, buf->buf, buf->len, buf, safe_crlf);
return 0;
return -1;
@@ -3384,6 +3414,7 @@ static int load_patch_target(struct apply_state *state,
struct strbuf *buf,
const struct cache_entry *ce,
struct stat *st,
+ struct patch *patch,
const char *name,
unsigned expected_mode)
@@ -3399,7 +3430,7 @@ static int load_patch_target(struct apply_state *state,
} else if (has_symlink_leading_path(name, strlen(name))) {
return error(_("reading from '%s' beyond a symbolic link"), name);
} else {
- if (read_old_data(st, name, buf))
+ if (read_old_data(st, patch, name, buf))
return error(_("failed to read %s"), name);
@@ -3432,7 +3463,7 @@ static int load_preimage(struct apply_state *state,
/* We have a patched copy in memory; use that. */
strbuf_add(&buf, previous->result, previous->resultsize);
} else {
- status = load_patch_target(state, &buf, ce, st,
+ status = load_patch_target(state, &buf, ce, st, patch,
patch->old_name, patch->old_mode);
if (status < 0)
return status;
@@ -3520,7 +3551,7 @@ static int load_current(struct apply_state *state,
if (verify_index_match(ce, &st))
return error(_("%s: does not match index"), name);
- status = load_patch_target(state, &buf, ce, &st, name, mode);
+ status = load_patch_target(state, &buf, ce, &st, patch, name, mode);
if (status < 0)
return status;
else if (status)