William William - 1 month ago 18
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

core.eol
to "lf" and
core.autocrlf
to "input" and
core.safecrlf
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
core.eol
to "lf" and
core.autocrlf
to "input", git will automatically convert CRLF to LF, but why this error come out? How can I fix this problem?

Thank you.

Answer

This is a classic issue:

http://toub.es/sites/toub.es/files/styles/standard_article/public/field/image/firstcommit.png
(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
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