To verify that my issue was due to case-name insensitivity on Windows,
I renamed the file in the original repo, then cloned it.  That worked
fine, there is now no modified file

On Saturday, December 21, 2013 1:35:36 PM UTC-8, joeri...@gmail.com wrote:
>
> In my case (I'm not the OP) the repository was created on a linux machine 
> with 1.7.10.1. On the windows machine
> I've tried to clone it with cygwin git 1.7.4 and mysgit 1.8.4. Both show 
> the same file as being modified, and diffing it
> shows significant differs.  
>
> Oh.  I think I know what's happening.  The repo has two files, one named 
> debugger.mm,
> the other Debugger.mm.  It is the Debugger.mm file that it thinks is 
> modified and the diff is comparing it to debugger.mm.
> Is Windows not case sensitive?  I think not.  
>
>
> On Saturday, December 21, 2013 9:27:13 AM UTC-8, Philip Oakley wrote:
>>
>>  1. Have you managed to reproduce this on any other repos?
>> 2. Is the repo, or a demonstrable fault variant, available publically?
>> 3. What does a diff of the current state with its last commit say (i.e. 
>> what is the full detail hidden below the simple status)?
>> 4. Are yo at least able to share the filename/path of those failing files 
>> (should it be related to that)?
>> 5. Does it have sub-modules ?? 
>>  
>> Are you able to try with a newer version 1.8.x to see if it's a fixed bug.
>>  
>> Philip
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>> *From:* joeri...@gmail.com 
>> *To:* git-...@googlegroups.com 
>> *Sent:* Saturday, December 21, 2013 5:00 PM
>> *Subject:* [git-users] Re: Help, very strange behavior by Git
>>
>> My post on a separate thread brings up what seems to be the same issue. 
>> I'm seeing a modified file when I clone a git repository created on my 
>> linux machine,
>> onto a Windows machine.  I tried gc'ing the repo, setting core.autocrlf 
>> to true on the
>> Windows machine, changing from cygwin git to msysgit, nothing helps. 
>>
>> Cloning to a linux machine does not show the modified file. 
>>
>> On Monday, June 7, 2010 4:01:42 PM UTC-7, Scott O wrote: 
>>>
>>> I have a remote repository (at Assembla.com) for a virtual 
>>> collaborative project. I'm using the version of git available via apt- 
>>> get for ubuntu: 1.7.0.4. I have used Git for few months 
>>>
>>> After the last commit, it now seems very broken. While on that commit 
>>> it shows 4 files as changed that have not been changed. If I 'git 
>>> reset --hard', there is no effect, the files are still shown as 
>>> changed. If I 'git checkout <filename>' one of the files, no effect. 
>>>
>>> If I clone the repository anew, it shows about 100 files as changed in 
>>> the master branch (different branch from above). Most of these are 
>>> plugin or javascript files that we have not edited. This is a newly 
>>> cloned local repository. Same behavior by reset --hard and checkout as 
>>> above: no effect. Here's reset: 
>>>
>>>
>>> $ git reset --hard 
>>> HEAD is now at 7145157 Neighborhoods list is a one-column list in new 
>>> service offering page 
>>> $ git st 
>>> # On branch master 
>>> # Changed but not updated: 
>>> #   (use "git add <file>..." to update what will be committed) 
>>> #   (use "git checkout -- <file>..." to discard changes in working 
>>> directory) 
>>> # 
>>> #        modified:   public/javascripts/tiny_mce/langs/en.js 
>>> #        modified:   
>>> public/javascripts/tiny_mce/plugins/advhr/css/advhr.css 
>>> ....many more files 
>>>
>>>
>>> 'git fsck' gives no output. 
>>>
>>> I even did a 'git gc' on my local repository, push it to a new remote 
>>> repository and cloned that. The problem is still there! 
>>>
>>> WTF is going on? I'm losing my mind. 
>>>
>>> Thanks, 
>>>
>>> Scott 
>>>
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