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authorJunio C Hamano <>2013-04-17 19:32:21 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2013-04-18 00:42:48 (GMT)
commitd226b14d47311d74e2d55059a54594c3fe474b25 (patch)
tree5987288112f2385b3f441cb0e30f96d27d64b0be /builtin/add.c
parent45c45e300bcbe493a39533bb04f6bd548e8a3f19 (diff)
git add: rework the logic to warn "git add <pathspec>..." default change
The earlier logic to warn against "git add subdir" that is run without "-A" or "--no-all" was only to check any <pathspec> given exactly spells a directory name that (still) exists on the filesystem. This had number of problems: * "git add '*dir'" (note that the wildcard is hidden from the shell) would not trigger the warning. * "git add '*.py'" would behave differently between the current version of Git and Git 2.0 for the same reason as "subdir", but would not trigger the warning. * "git add dir" for a submodule "dir" would just update the index entry for the submodule "dir" without ever recursing into it, and use of "-A" or "--no-all" would matter. But the logic only checks the directory-ness of "dir" and gives an unnecessary warning. Rework the logic to detect the case where the behaviour will be different in Git 2.0, and issue a warning only when it matters. Even with the code before this warning, "git add subdir" will have to traverse the directory in order to find _new_ files the index does not know about _anyway_, so we can do this check without adding an extra pass to find if <pathspec> matches any removed file. This essentially updates the "add_files_to_cache()" public API to "update_files_in_cache()" API that is internal to "git add", because with the "--all" option, the function is no longer about "adding" paths to the cache, but is also used to remove them. There are other callers of the former from "checkout" (used when "checkout -m" prepares the temporary tree that represents the local modifications to be merged) and "commit" ("commit --include" that picks up local changes in addition to what is in the index). Since ADD_CACHE_IGNORE_ERRORS (aka "--no-all") is not used by either of them, once dust settles after Git 2.0 and the warning becomes unnecessary, we may want to unify these two functions again. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Diffstat (limited to 'builtin/add.c')
1 files changed, 38 insertions, 26 deletions
diff --git a/builtin/add.c b/builtin/add.c
index f8f6c9e..4242bce 100644
--- a/builtin/add.c
+++ b/builtin/add.c
@@ -26,6 +26,9 @@ static int take_worktree_changes;
struct update_callback_data {
int flags;
int add_errors;
+ /* only needed for 2.0 transition preparation */
+ int warn_add_would_remove;
static int fix_unmerged_status(struct diff_filepair *p,
@@ -49,6 +52,17 @@ static int fix_unmerged_status(struct diff_filepair *p,
+static void warn_add_would_remove(const char *path)
+ warning(_("In Git 2.0, 'git add <pathspec>...' will also update the\n"
+ "index for paths removed from the working tree that match\n"
+ "the given pathspec. If you want to 'add' only changed\n"
+ "or newly created paths, say 'git add --no-all <pathspec>...'"
+ " instead.\n\n"
+ "'%s' would be removed from the index without --no-all."),
+ path);
static void update_callback(struct diff_queue_struct *q,
struct diff_options *opt, void *cbdata)
@@ -70,6 +84,10 @@ static void update_callback(struct diff_queue_struct *q,
+ if (data->warn_add_would_remove) {
+ warn_add_would_remove(path);
+ data->warn_add_would_remove = 0;
+ }
if (data->flags & ADD_CACHE_IGNORE_REMOVAL)
if (!(data->flags & ADD_CACHE_PRETEND))
@@ -81,20 +99,27 @@ static void update_callback(struct diff_queue_struct *q,
-int add_files_to_cache(const char *prefix, const char **pathspec, int flags)
+static void update_files_in_cache(const char *prefix, const char **pathspec,
+ struct update_callback_data *data)
- struct update_callback_data data;
struct rev_info rev;
init_revisions(&rev, prefix);
setup_revisions(0, NULL, &rev, NULL);
init_pathspec(&rev.prune_data, pathspec);
rev.diffopt.output_format = DIFF_FORMAT_CALLBACK;
rev.diffopt.format_callback = update_callback;
- data.flags = flags;
- data.add_errors = 0;
- rev.diffopt.format_callback_data = &data;
+ rev.diffopt.format_callback_data = data;
rev.max_count = 0; /* do not compare unmerged paths with stage #2 */
run_diff_files(&rev, DIFF_RACY_IS_MODIFIED);
+int add_files_to_cache(const char *prefix, const char **pathspec, int flags)
+ struct update_callback_data data;
+ memset(&data, 0, sizeof(data));
+ data.flags = flags;
+ update_files_in_cache(prefix, pathspec, &data);
return !!data.add_errors;
@@ -354,18 +379,6 @@ static void warn_pathless_add(const char *option_name, const char *short_name) {
option_name, short_name);
-static int directory_given(int argc, const char **argv)
- struct stat st;
- while (argc--) {
- if (!lstat(*argv, &st) && S_ISDIR(st.st_mode))
- return 1;
- argv++;
- }
- return 0;
int cmd_add(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix)
int exit_status = 0;
@@ -378,6 +391,7 @@ int cmd_add(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix)
char *seen = NULL;
const char *option_with_implicit_dot = NULL;
const char *short_option_with_implicit_dot = NULL;
+ struct update_callback_data update_data;
git_config(add_config, NULL);
@@ -403,15 +417,11 @@ int cmd_add(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix)
* Warn when "git add pathspec..." was given without "-u" or "-A"
- * and pathspec... contains a directory name.
+ * and pathspec... covers a removed path.
- if (!take_worktree_changes && addremove_explicit < 0 &&
- directory_given(argc, argv))
- warning(_("In Git 2.0, 'git add <pathspec>...' will also update the\n"
- "index for paths removed from the working tree that match\n"
- "the given pathspec. If you want to 'add' only changed\n"
- "or newly created paths, say 'git add --no-all <pathspec>...'"
- " instead."));
+ memset(&update_data, 0, sizeof(update_data));
+ if (!take_worktree_changes && addremove_explicit < 0)
+ update_data.warn_add_would_remove = 1;
if (!take_worktree_changes && addremove_explicit < 0 && argc)
@@ -508,8 +518,10 @@ int cmd_add(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix)
- exit_status |= add_files_to_cache(prefix, pathspec, flags);
+ update_data.flags = flags;
+ update_files_in_cache(prefix, pathspec, &update_data);
+ exit_status |= !!update_data.add_errors;
if (add_new_files)
exit_status |= add_files(&dir, flags);