tazo tazo - 21 days ago 4x
Git Question

git on windows shows modified files all the time, even for newly cloned repo

I am having issues with my git on a windows machine. I always have some git files that are modified in every repo, the files that show as modified are same.

If I clone a new repo and use tortoisegit to commit I see some files as modified, even if I never touched a single file in the repo. "gitstatus" doesnt show any modifications though

Any help is appreciated. Thanks


Check if the changes are merely changes in file permissions. This was the reason in my case, both TortoiseGit and Git Extensions displayed unmodified files.

Use git config core.fileMode false to ignore chmod differences (or directly edit the .git/config file).

You may also want to set this as the global config with git config --global core.filemode false.