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RE: git on cygwin howto?

How does the core.autocrlf config setting interact with how the
repository is mounted?  If I mounted the repository binary, but set
core.autocrlf to translate lf to crlf, would my data files still
translate to crlf endings when I pull from a Linux repository to
Windows, while retaining lf endings when I pull the same repository to a
Linux box?

That is the functionality that I need.

Peter K.
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Eric Blake []
> Sent: Sunday, 23 September 2007 4:41 PM
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> Subject: Re: git on cygwin howto?
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> According to Peter Klavins on 9/23/2007 7:21 AM:
> > Could someone please help me use git on cygwin?  Ah, by the way, I
> use
> > DOS line ends on cygwin, i.e., \r\n not \n like on Linux.  Could that
> be
> > the problem?  If so, then maybe it's something cygwin git could be
> aware
> > of?
> That is exactly the problem.  Git won't work if spurious \r appear in
> the
> files, which is what happens on a text mount when a file is created in
> text mode and reopened in binary mode.  Mount your git repository on a
> binary mount instead.  A patch was already proposed upstream to make
> git.exe always open files in binary mode, but I don't know whether it
> was
> ever accepted, and even if it was, it doesn't help for those git
> actions
> which are still independent scripts instead of built into git.exe.  I
> suppose that next time I try a release, I could spend more time trying
> to
> support text mode, but it isn't my highest priority, because git
> contains
> so many disparate tools that would all need auditing.
> - --
> Don't work too hard, make some time for fun as well!
> Eric Blake   
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