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Git file permissions on Windows (4)

I've read through a few questions regarding file permissions in Git and I'm still a bit confused. I've got a repo on GitHub forked from another. Post merge, they should be identical. However:

$ git diff --summary origin/epsilon master/epsilon
 mode change 100644 => 100755 ants/dist/sample_bots/csharp/compile.sh
 mode change 100644 => 100755 ants/dist/starter_bots/coffeescript/MyBot.coffee
 mode change 100644 => 100755 ants/dist/starter_bots/coffeescript/ants.coffee
 mode change 100644 => 100755 ants/util/block_test.sh
 mode change 100644 => 100755 manager/mass_skill_update.py
 mode change 100644 => 100755 worker/jailguard.py
 mode change 100644 => 100755 worker/release_stale_jails.py
 mode change 100644 => 100755 worker/start_worker.sh

I've tried changing file permissions, but it does not alter the diff results.


From another question here on : How do I make Git ignore file mode (chmod) changes?

Try:

git config core.filemode false

From git-config(1):

   core.fileMode
       If false, the executable bit differences between the index and the
       working copy are ignored; useful on broken filesystems like FAT.
       See git-update-index(1). True by default.

Handy one-liner for Git Bash:

find . -name '*.sh' | xargs git update-index --chmod=+x

It will mark all .sh file as executable. After that, you just have to git commit.



If you use Cygwin git (or Linux git, too, I assume), there's a good chance your core.filemode setting has been set at the project level in $projdir/.git/config . I found that I had to do the following to get my Cygwin git and my Windows git to coexist nicely on a Windows filesystem without nonexistent filemode changes showing up all the time:

  • delete the line setting core.filemode in $projdir/.git/config
  • in Windows git, run "git config --global core.filemode false"

This allows my Cygwin git to continue to see filemode changes, which are usually relevant, while instructing the Windows git to ignore the filemode changes it sees, which are usually false positives.





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