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authorJunio C Hamano <>2007-08-31 20:13:42 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2007-09-01 06:30:14 (GMT)
commitaecbf914c43ab76e055fa8a25b12456ae74d91bc (patch)
tree92d91c10b55a5e54ed598acd1f0d58f8f35b1533 /connect.c
parent18e32b5b7af4175f852469159d004a2a8de64658 (diff)
git-diff: resurrect the traditional empty "diff --git" behaviour
The warning message to suggest "Consider running git-status" from "git-diff" that we experimented with during the 1.5.3 cycle turns out to be a bad idea. It robbed cache-dirty information from people who valued it, while still asking users to run "update-index --refresh". It was hoped that the new behaviour would at least have some educational value, but not showing the cache-dirty paths like before meant that the user would not even know easily which paths were cache-dirty, and it made the need to refresh the index look like even more unnecessary chore. This commit reinstates the traditional behaviour, but with a twist. By default, the empty "diff --git" output is totally squelched out from "git diff" output. At the end of the command, it automatically runs "update-index --refresh" as needed, without even bothering the user. In other words, people who do not care about the cache-dirtyness do not even have to see the warning. The traditional behaviour to see the stat-dirty output and to bypassing the overhead of content comparison can be specified by setting the configuration variable diff.autorefreshindex to false. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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