Honghe.Wu Honghe.Wu - 14 days ago 12
Git Question

Windows git "warning: LF will be replaced by CRLF", is that warning tail backward?

env:


  • Windows 7

  • msysgit



Wheng I
git commit
, it says:

warning: LF will be replaced by CRLF.


Is this warning tail backward?

I edit file in Windows, the end of line is
CRLF
, just like this pic:

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And git changes it to
LF
for committing to repo.

So I think the correct warning is:

warning: CRLF will be replaced by LF.

Answer

warning: LF will be replaced by CRLF.

Depending on the editor you are using, a text file with LF wouldn't necessary be saved with CRLF: recent editors can preserve eol style. But that git config setting insists on changing those...

Simply make sure that (as I recommend here):

git config --global core.autocrlf false

That way, you avoid any automatic transformation, and can still specify them through a .gitattributes file and core.eol directives.


windows git "LF will be replaced by CRLF"
Is this warning tail backward?

No: you are on Windows, and the git config help page does mention

Use this setting if you want to have CRLF line endings in your working directory even though the repository does not have normalized line endings.

As described in "git replacing LF with CRLF", it should only occur on checkout (not commit), with core.autocrlf=true.

       repo
    /        \ 
crlf->lf    lf->crlf 
 /              \    

As quaylar rightly comments, if there is a conversion on commit, it is to LF only.

That specific warning "LF will be replaced by CRLF" comes from convert.c#check_safe_crlf():

if (checksafe == SAFE_CRLF_WARN)
  warning("LF will be replaced by CRLF in %s.
           The file will have its original line endings 
           in your working directory.", path);
else /* i.e. SAFE_CRLF_FAIL */
  die("LF would be replaced by CRLF in %s", path);

It is called by convert.c#crlf_to_git(), itself called by convert.c#convert_to_git(), itself called by convert.c#renormalize_buffer().

And that last renormalize_buffer() is only called by merge-recursive.c#blob_unchanged().

So I suspect this conversion happens on a git commit only if said commit is part of a merge process.