Good guess, I had not been thinking about the different EOLs, but all the 
files that show up as modified only under Fedora are .ogg files: no EOLs at 
all. Even weirder, the textual files, whether HTML or JavaScript, do not 
have this problem. So it is hard to see how EOL inconcistency could explain 
why sound files are showing up as modified.

On Wednesday, January 30, 2013 11:30:28 AM UTC-8, Alex Lewis wrote:
> I think this question on stackoverflow might help... - 
> Basically the problems stems to you using the same physical repo with two 
> different types of Git client, one built to use Windows EOL and the other 
> using Linux EOL. When you mix the two, I.e. work with a file in Linux when 
> it was created whilst on Windows I think you'll run into problems. I think 
> if you set up the Windows client correctly (or specifically use the 
> .gitattributes file for the repository) I *think* you'll be ok. 
> On Wednesday, 30 January 2013 02:40:47 UTC, Matthew Johnson wrote:
>> I hate to cross post, but I can no longer see my message to the same 
>> effect at the Git mailing list, where I got no reply, so here we go:
>> First, some background. I have one hard disk separated into two partitions: 
>> one for the version of Windows 7 that shipped on this rather new 
>> Thinkpad (Windows 7 Professional SP1), the other for Fedora 17 (which I 
>> installed and keep up-to-date). Of course, it is rather easy to access 
>> the Windows partition from the F17 partition, which I
>> have been doing with no noticeable problems: the File Explorer equivalent, 
>> Dolphin (the KDE equivalent) will automount the Windows
>> partition as a filesystem under /media, I only have to enter the password 
>> for 'su'.
>> I don't think it makes a difference, but for completeness I provide the 
>> options with which I find it mounted:
>> /dev/sda2 on /media/Windows7_OS type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,
>> user_id=0,group_id=0,default_permissions,allow_other,blksize=4096).
>> Anyway, the problem is this: the very same files, e.g. 
>> /media/Windows7_OS/cygwin/home/Matthew
>> Johnson/MrEd/mr.ed/lesson1/images/home-icon.jpg show up as 'modified' when 
>> I type "git status" (in the mr.ed/ dir) using the F17 git client,
>> but do not show up at all when I type "git status" under the Cygwin client. 
>> This problem is not on all files, only a few, predominantly in
>> two directories. 
>> Under Windows (cygwin) "git status" shows nothing to commit, only untracked 
>> files, which is what I expect; only under F17 do I get several modified 
>> files -- and these have old dates (e.g. Nov 27).
>> Yes, that is another important note: I am running Cygwin on the Windows 
>> partition.
>> The versions of things under the F17 partition are:
>>   Linux 3.7.3-101.fc17.x86_64 x86_64
>>   System:  Fedora release 17 (Beefy Miracle)
>>   KDE:  4.9.5
>> git --version
>> git version
>> Under Cygwin, the git version is 1.7.9.
>> Finally, I did check the git configuration to make sure the same 
>> and are set in both. And in both cases, I made mr.ed 
>> the current directory before executing "git status". Shouldn't that be 
>> enough? Is there anything else that must match in the git config?

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