On Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 2:31:54 PM UTC+1, J66st wrote:
> Thomas, thanks for your time!
> I prepared a new minimal demo package with a shell script to easily 
> install my test-repository and run the test.
> Please download the attached Demo.zip, unpack it in a clean directory.
> It contains two files: DixiLink2.zip (this is my test-repository) and a 
> shell script "weird-git-demo".
> Run the shell script from that directory. Script logging is enabled, so 
> you will see what happens.
> The script will unpack the repository in a subdirectory DemoRepo, do some 
> log, status and diff commands to prove what seems wrong.

OK, just to give some quick feedback on this; I see the same problem on my 
Windows when I run your script. I don't see it on OSX. 

If I unzip the DixiLink2.zip using Git Bash's unzip command, I can recreate 

If I use 7zip or Windows built-in extractor to unzip, I don't get the 

If I do have the problem, a simple "touch dixilinkerr.h" will solve it.

So I think it is a bit like I suspected. Git status somehow converses with 
a part or API of the filesystem (cache) that is not up to speed with the 
actual contents of the file.

I've recreated an OSX directory to my virtual Windows XP, and whereas I can 
see git status doing the wrong thing on Windows, on OSX it's acting fine in 
the same actual directory. Any modification of the file from either system 
will correct the issue, it seems.

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