Larry Cai Larry Cai - 5 months ago 30
Git Question

How to create file execute mode permissions in Git on Windows?

I use Git in Windows, and want to push the executable shell script into git repo by one commit.

Usually I need to do two steps (

git commit

$ vi
$ git add
$ git commit -am "add new file for installation" # first commit
[master f2e92da] add support for
1 files changed, 18 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
create mode 100644
$ git update-index --chmod=+x
$ git commit -am "update file permission" # second commit
[master 317ba0c] update file permission
0 files changed
mode change 100644 => 100755

How can I combine these two steps into one step ? git configuration ? windows command ?

Reference: see question in Git file permissions on Windows 7 for second commit


There's no need to do this in two commits, you can add the file and mark it executable in a single commit:


C:\Temp\TestRepo>git add

C:\Temp\TestRepo>git ls-files --stage
100644 e69de29bb2d1d6434b8b29ae775ad8c2e48c5391 0

As you note, after adding, the mode is 0644 (ie, not executable). However, we can mark it as executable before committing:

C:\Temp\TestRepo>git update-index --chmod=+x

C:\Temp\TestRepo>git ls-files --stage
100755 e69de29bb2d1d6434b8b29ae775ad8c2e48c5391 0

And now the file is mode 0755 (executable).

C:\Temp\TestRepo>git commit -m"Executable!"
[master (root-commit) 1f7a57a] Executable!
 1 file changed, 0 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
 create mode 100755

And now we have a single commit with a single executable file.