concept47 concept47 - 3 months ago 39
Git Question

How do I remove files saying "old mode 100755 new mode 100644" from unstaged changes in Git?

For some reason, when I initially did a pull from the repository for a git project of mine,
I got a ton of files in my working copy that have no discernible changes made to them, but keep showing up in my

unstaged changes
area.

I'm using Git Gui on Windows xp, and when I go to look at the file to see what has changed.
All I see is:

old mode 100755
new mode 100644


Does anyone know what this means?

How can I get these files out of my list of unstaged changes? (Very annoying to have to go through 100's of files, just to pick out files I've recently edited and want to commit).

Answer

That looks like unix file permissions modes to me (755=rwxr-xr-x, 644=rw-r--r--) - the old mode included the +x (executable) flag, the new mode doesn't.

This msysgit issue's replies suggests setting core.filemode to false in order to get rid of the issue:

git config core.filemode false