On Friday, January 23, 2015 at 6:11:54 PM UTC+1, J66st wrote:
> Working with git now for a few weeks, and trying to move my Visual 
> SourceSafe repositories to git.
> I am encountering a weird problem. I have set up a small example repo (see 
> the attached zipfile).
> Containing a single file dixilinkerr.h. There are three versions of this 
> file.
> v1: Contains a #pragma message line, and a #define CAT_DIXILINK_ERR
> v2: Edit: the #pragma message line is removed.
> v3: Edit: the symbol CAT_DIXILINK_ERR is replaced by EXCPCAT_DIXILINK
> Watching the repository and working directory in the current state:
> *git status*:
> nothing to commit, working directory clean.
> *git log* shows 2 commits: v1 and v2.
> *gitk* shows 2 commits:
> The first one in the root commit is v1.
> But the second one shows different result depending on the chosen view:
> *gitk Patch* view: the last commit is a patch from v1 to v3! (So 
> bypassing v2!!)
> *gitk Tree* view: the last commit is v2
> *git show HEAD:dixilinkerr.h*
> Shows v2.
> So the strange thing is:
> v3 is not really in the repository. If you check out the latest version 
> you get v2.
> v3 is in my working directory.
> But git does not see any changed files, and the index is empty. Git commit 
> won't add the file.
> So the file is kind of halfway checked in...
> I ran into this problem several times when checking in thousands of files 
> using a script.
> It seems to happen only when the file size of the two last versions of a 
> file are equal but the contents differ.
> In the above example the v2 and v3 versions of the file have the same size.
> I am using msysgit version 1.9.0 on Windows 7.
> Is this a bug or am I missing something?

As far as I can see, you have only committed this file twice. So there is 
no v3, there is only the uncommitted/unstaged changes in your working 
directory. gitk displays uncommitted changes with the message "Local 
uncommitted changes, not checked in to index".

So there is no v3. You have to commit first. Read 
through http://git-scm.com/book/en/v2/Getting-Started-Git-Basics and things 
should become a bit clearer.

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