William William - 11 months ago 77
Git Question

git commit get fatal error "fatal: CRLF would be replaced by LF in"

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10 x64, and I am working on a project that some developers are using Windows , I recently changed the git config

to "lf" and
to "input" and
to "true". Since then, when I try to commit file into my local repository, I get this error:

fatal: CRLF would be replaced by LF in ......

From what I understand, if I set
to "lf" and
to "input", git will automatically convert CRLF to LF, but why this error come out? How can I fix this problem?

Thank you.

Answer Source

This is a classic issue:

(picture from Luis Tubes's blog post)

The usual fix is to convert those files yourself, with dos2unix or Swiss File Knife.

I have always preferred to keep core.autocrlf to false, which means:

git config --global core.autocrlf false