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@@ -123,7 +123,9 @@ merging.
To pretend you have a file with mode and sha1 at path, say:
- $ git-update-index --cacheinfo mode sha1 path
+----------------
+$ git-update-index --cacheinfo mode sha1 path
+----------------
'--info-only' is used to register files without placing them in the object
database. This is useful for status-only repositories.
@@ -138,7 +140,9 @@ Examples
--------
To update and refresh only the files already checked out:
- git-checkout-index -n -f -a && git-update-index --ignore-missing --refresh
+----------------
+$ git-checkout-index -n -f -a && git-update-index --ignore-missing --refresh
+----------------
Configuration
@@ -146,12 +150,18 @@ Configuration
The command honors `core.filemode` configuration variable. If
your repository is on an filesystem whose executable bits are
-unreliable, this should be set to 'false'. This causes the
-command to ignore differences in file modes recorded in the
-index and the file mode on the filesystem if they differ only on
+unreliable, this should be set to 'false' (see gitlink:git-repo-config[1]).
+This causes the command to ignore differences in file modes recorded
+in the index and the file mode on the filesystem if they differ only on
executable bit. On such an unfortunate filesystem, you may
need to use `git-update-index --chmod=`.
+
+See Also
+--------
+gitlink:git-repo-config[1]
+
+
Author
------
Written by Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>