On Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 1:04:19 AM UTC+2, todd freed wrote:
> Hi, I am unable to reset my working copy changes.
> I have two files in this project which differ only in their case:
> It appears that git is being confused by the similar file names.
> Is this a bug?
> todd@HOSSBEAST /q/Code/fab (master)
> $ git version
> git version 1.9.5.msysgit.1
I'm assuming you're on Windows since you use a Git built with msysgit.
Windows does not have a case-sensitive file-system. This means that once a
file comes out of your repository with name 'c', it will overwrite any file
with the name 'C'.
A quick googling turned out that there are ways to make this work on
Windows as long as you're inside cygwin at least:
But it seems non-trivial, and the solution does not work outside the shell.
I guess you're better off using another OS, or at least a virtual machine
to work on this particular repository.
If you are in control of this repository, I would heavily recommend
changing some naming conventions. Having multiple files with the same name
is asking for trouble and confusion.
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