On Sunday, March 3, 2013 5:25:30 PM UTC-5, Konstantin Khomoutov wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 03, 2013 at 11:56:10AM -0800, Tom Green wrote:
> > > I did a GIT STASH (working in Windows command line). Now I can't
> > > from it
> > > I get the message:
> > > TECHNOTE/git.TXT: needs merge
> > > unable to refresh index
> > Thanks, Konstantin. How do I go about merging that one file in my stash
> > into my working directory so I can proceed?
> Are you sure you *understand* the situation with your project?
> I don't mean/want to offend you, but your original message gave me the
> impression you have little to no clue about what's going on and why
> `git stash apply` refuses to work. From the error message, I gathered
> that your index most probably contains unmerged entries which means
> you're in the middle of a merge which had conflicts (which you did not
> yet solve). To know for sure, I proposed to check the output of the
> `git status` command, to see if you really have merge conflict in
> the "TECHNOTE/git.TXT" and other affected files.
> Now you tell nothing about what you did about it and ask me how to merge
> a file in a stash into the working directory. This unfortunately makes
> me think I probably failed to convey my idea about the situation or you
> failed to understand it.
> So let's recap:
> 1) It appears to me that you're in the middle of a faulty merge
> operation. This means you have unresloved conflicts in certain
> 2) `git stash pop` fails to update those files.
> 3) So you have to first deal with the merge and make sure your work
> tree is clean (has no local modifications) and matches the index.
> 4) To verify (1) holds true, you should start with inspecting
> what `git status` tells you.
> I understand it's possible that you're very well aware about what state
> your project in, and you just did not tell me. But I want to be on the
> safe side to not damage your data so please bear with me and consider
> really providing answers to what was asked or we'll go round in circles.
> And no, AFAIK, there's no way to merge a stash entry into the work tree,
> let alone a single file from it. Well, the truth is, I can imagine a
> couple of ways to go about doing this but let's first deal with what I
> think is the real problem.
Thanks again, and for some reason -- not sure exactly what did it -- the
files are back in my working directory. So my problem is resolved, but I
would still like to understand. Anyhow, the urgency is gone. You're right,
I'm new to GIT, so I'm not offended by anything.
I did a GIT STATUS and saw the same file as unmerged. It said that I needed
to resolve conflicts, but I didn't understand how to do that. I'm not sure
if this did it, but I edit the file and removed the lines with "<<<<<<<
Updated upstream" and ">>>>>>> Stashed changes" and saved it.
- Does GIT look for the ">>>>>>>" markers in the file to see if I
resolved the conflict?
- Or does it somehow check the file date?
- Or am I barking up the wrong tree completely?
After that the GIT STASH POP seemed to work. <shrug shoulders> So now I
can get back to my real work.
Also, another stupid question:
- Does the term INDEX refer to what GIT-GUI calls STAGED CHANGES?
The top of my tree (from GITK) looked roughly like this.
* Local uncommitted changes
* Saving GIT.TXT so I can un-stash
| * STASH WIP on Master... Commit xyz (I don'r remmeber doing this)
| * index on master 090ecd0 Commit xyz
* Commit xyz
Anyhow, thanks again for your help. Something worked.
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