in windows using git GUI when i tried to do git add for 200,000 files 
(18GB) it took about 5hr is that normal after which i got the below error?

Updating the Git index failed. A rescan will be automatically started to 
resynchronize git-gui.
with lots of this warning
warning: LF will be replaced by CRLF in 

I clicked on Continue.

will it be ok?

On Wednesday, November 21, 2012 9:08:29 PM UTC+5:30, Thomas Ferris 
Nicolaisen wrote:
> On Wednesday, November 21, 2012 3:08:19 PM UTC+1, John McKown wrote:
>> I was thinking that the OP was saying that the three operations together 
>> were taking a long time. I guess it would be helpful to know which of the 
>> commands is taking so long, the "add", "commit", or the "push". If it is 
>> the "add", I don't know a way to speed it up. That is all done locally. The 
>> same with the "commit". The "push" might be faster to "sneaker net" as I 
>> think you were suggesting. But that's only if the repository is being 
>> stored somewhere that the OP can get to physically. Trying that on our 
>> network here at work would be a "naughty! Slap hands!" situation.
> In that case, I suppose the fastest way to go abouts would be first 
> compress the files and then send them over the wire. Since Git does exactly 
> that as part of its design, I guess a git commit+push is quite close to the 
> optimal transfer protocol (plus any eventual pack optimization it does 
> locally when committing the files, duration of which would be quite 
> negligible, I reckon).


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