Sorry. I need to stop posting from my tablet. I didn't see ur entire 
message. I don't know what ur real error, shown later, is. The message 
seems familiar trom other posts here about Cygwin and git. U might review 
some via the web interface.

On Sunday, December 2, 2012 9:14:15 AM UTC-6, John McKown wrote:
>
> Ur fine. You need to do something first. What I do is:
>
> echo x>x
> git add x
> git commit -m 'init dir'
> git rm x
> git commit -m 'remove file x'
>
> You can then look at the log.
> On Dec 1, 2012 4:49 PM, "munene kiruja" <ene...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Git already came in with the cygwin install. So I thought I could just 
>> start using it. After 2 days of reading and searching, not even one step 
>> ahead. Anyone help. What am I doing wrong?
>>
>> :; git --version
>> git version 1.7.9
>>
>> mkdir ~/dev/testGit
>> cd ~/dev/testGit
>> git init
>> Initialized empty Git repository in /home/dev/testGit/.git/
>>
>> now the trouble:
>> :; git log
>> fatal: bad default revision 'HEAD'
>>
>> What have I already missed?
>>
>> :; cat > foo.txt
>> this is a test
>> ^C
>>
>> :; git add .
>> fatal: cannot use .git/info/exclude as an exclude file
>>
>> So I just hide the file 
>>
>> :; mv .git/info/exclude .git/info/exclude.bak
>> :; git add .
>>
>> :; git status
>> # On branch master
>> #
>> # Initial commit
>> #
>> # Changes to be committed:
>> #   (use "git rm --cached <file>..." to unstage)
>> #
>> #       new file:   foo.txt
>> #
>>
>> :; git commit -a
>> error: bad index file sha1 signature
>> fatal: index file corrupt
>>
>>  -- 
>>  
>>  
>>
>

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