On Tue, 13 Sep 2011 07:46:26 -0700 (PDT) er <arobase...@gmail.com> wrote:
[...] > > Were you running as root when you checked out? The files are owned > > by root, and only root has permission to delete them. > > > > Assuming you have permission to run sudo, you might want to run: > > > > sudo chown -R er . > > > > to reclaim ownership of all the files in the directory. [...] > I realize I should have preceded the command by sudo. What command are you talking about? `chown` or `git clone`? > Having said this, now that the harm is done (the warnings), what do I > do about it? But the problem had just been explained and the solution proposed. Are you familiar with the chown command? > BTW, I'm not even clear why fetch has to be followed by checkout. git > seems to require an additional step compared with svn commands. e.g. > commit followed by push. What is not really clear, is why are you asking a question like this. Looks like you're trying to use Git without reading at least some very basic tutorial on it; that's not gonna work because Git is in many ways *conceptually* different from Subversion. If so, please save our time and start with  -- there's an abundance of free documentation including tutorials and HOWTOs and even freely available books. 1. http://www.git-scm.com/documentation -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Git for human beings" group. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to git-users+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/git-users?hl=en.