On Sat, Aug 25, 2012 at 05:25:03PM -0700, TSU wrote:

> Was surprised,
> When I re-sized and modified the partition at the disk block level (using 
> gparted) where my GIT client folders were located, none of my directories  
> configured as mirrors of repos on Github retained their configurations.
> I would have thought that the git repo information about each directory 
> should be stored at the Filesystem or higher level, either as file 
> attributes or as configuration files, but if that were the case I highly 
> doubt that the partition modifications I did should have affected git 
> configurations.
> Resolution for re-creating git configs should be simple, I'll just remove 
> existing local copies, then start over by cloning and/or initializing new 
> local repos and doing a fetch or pull.
> But, am still curious <why> my git configurations didn't survive, where are 
> configurations kept that they might be vulnerable?

Git configuration are stored in plain text files, in these three places:
* The system configuration (usually, /etc/gitconfig);
* The global configuraion (usually, ~/.gitconfig);
* The per-repo configuration, <repo>/.git/config

So I would say the breakage you observed was caused by some other reason
than partition resizing.

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