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2006-03-30assume unchanged git: diff-index fix.Junio C Hamano
When the executable bit is untrustworthy and when we are comparing the tree with the working tree, we tried to reuse the mode bits recorded in the index incorrectly (the computation was bogus on little endian architectures). Just use mode from index when it is a regular file. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2006-02-09"Assume unchanged" gitJunio C Hamano
This adds "assume unchanged" logic, started by this message in the list discussion recently: <> This is a workaround for filesystems that do not have lstat() that is quick enough for the index mechanism to take advantage of. On the paths marked as "assumed to be unchanged", the user needs to explicitly use update-index to register the object name to be in the next commit. You can use two new options to update-index to set and reset the CE_VALID bit: git-update-index --assume-unchanged path... git-update-index --no-assume-unchanged path... These forms manipulate only the CE_VALID bit; it does not change the object name recorded in the index file. Nor they add a new entry to the index. When the configuration variable "core.ignorestat = true" is set, the index entries are marked with CE_VALID bit automatically after: - update-index to explicitly register the current object name to the index file. - when update-index --refresh finds the path to be up-to-date. - when tools like read-tree -u and apply --index update the working tree file and register the current object name to the index file. The flag is dropped upon read-tree that does not check out the index entry. This happens regardless of the core.ignorestat settings. Index entries marked with CE_VALID bit are assumed to be unchanged most of the time. However, there are cases that CE_VALID bit is ignored for the sake of safety and usability: - while "git-read-tree -m" or git-apply need to make sure that the paths involved in the merge do not have local modifications. This sacrifices performance for safety. - when git-checkout-index -f -q -u -a tries to see if it needs to checkout the paths. Otherwise you can never check anything out ;-). - when git-update-index --really-refresh (a new flag) tries to see if the index entry is up to date. You can start with everything marked as CE_VALID and run this once to drop CE_VALID bit for paths that are modified. Most notably, "update-index --refresh" honours CE_VALID and does not actively stat, so after you modified a file in the working tree, update-index --refresh would not notice until you tell the index about it with "git-update-index path" or "git-update-index --no-assume-unchanged path". This version is not expected to be perfect. I think diff between index and/or tree and working files may need some adjustment, and there probably needs other cases we should automatically unmark paths that are marked to be CE_VALID. But the basics seem to work, and ready to be tested by people who asked for this feature. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2006-02-06diff-index: make --cc a synonym for -p for now.Junio C Hamano
It could be made later to show unmerged state nicer than the default as we did for diff-files later, but this would suffice for now. We would like to make --cc the default for 'git diff'. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2006-01-26Only use a single parser for tree objectsDaniel Barkalow
This makes read_tree_recursive and read_tree take a struct tree instead of a buffer. It also move the declaration of read_tree into tree.h (where struct tree is defined), and updates ls-tree and diff-index (the only places that presently use read_tree*()) to use the new versions. Signed-off-by: Daniel Barkalow <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2005-12-29code comments: spellJunio C Hamano
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2005-11-22Move diff.renamelimit out of default configuration.Junio C Hamano
Otherwise we would end up linking all the unneeded stuff into git-daemon only to link with git_default_config. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2005-10-12Use core.filemode.Junio C Hamano
With "[core] filemode = false", you can tell git to ignore differences in the working tree file only in executable bit. * "git-update-index --refresh" does not say "needs update" if index entry and working tree file differs only in executable bit. * "git-update-index" on an existing path takes executable bit from the existing index entry, if the path and index entry are both regular files. * "git-diff-files" and "git-diff-index" without --cached flag pretend the path on the filesystem has the same executable bit as the existing index entry, if the path and index entry are both regular files. If you are on a filesystem with unreliable mode bits, you may need to force the executable bit after registering the path in the index. * "git-update-index --chmod=+x foo" flips the executable bit of the index file entry for path "foo" on. Use "--chmod=-x" to flip it off. Note that --chmod only works in index file and does not look at nor update the working tree. So if you are on a filesystem and do not have working executable bit, you would do: 1. set the appropriate .git/config option; 2. "git-update-index --add new-file.c" 3. "git-ls-files --stage new-file.c" to see if it has the desired mode bits. If not, e.g. to drop executable bit picked up from the filesystem, say "git-update-index --chmod=-x new-file.c". Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2005-09-25Diff clean-up.Junio C Hamano
This is a long overdue clean-up to the code for parsing and passing diff options. It also tightens some constness issues. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2005-09-08Big tool rename.Junio C Hamano
As promised, this is the "big tool rename" patch. The primary differences since 0.99.6 are: (1) git-*-script are no more. The commands installed do not have any such suffix so users do not have to remember if something is implemented as a shell script or not. (2) Many command names with 'cache' in them are renamed with 'index' if that is what they mean. There are backward compatibility symblic links so that you and Porcelains can keep using the old names, but the backward compatibility support is expected to be removed in the near future. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>