Thanks for taking the time to reply, Konstantin ;)
When exploring the repository, the colons are present in the filenames. I'd
guess SourceTree is the GIT client on iOS that initially created the
repository. I assume removing and replacing the files perhaps from a
different client will solve the issue. In the meantime, I'm currently
accessing the repository using Cygwin without any issues.
On Friday, June 19, 2015 at 1:58:17 PM UTC-4, Konstantin Khomoutov wrote:
> On Mon, 15 Jun 2015 07:05:38 -0700 (PDT)
> > When using Windows to clone a GIT repository, several files in one
> > directory are listed with a colon in the file name instead of the
> > directory delimiter: a forward slash. The files cannot be created in
> > Windows and they are automatically staged to be deleted.
> > <
> > Attempting to unstage the files results in the following error.
> > "Updating the Git index failed. A rescan will be automatically
> > started to resynchronize git-gui."
> > <
> > When viewing the repository from iOS, the files appear without colons
> > as expected.
> I'm sceptical about this approach: "viewing the repository from iOS"
> might mean too much things to reason about. Have you managed to clone
> the repository somehow to iOS? If yes, what tool did that (AFAIK, Git
> does not run natively on iOS)?
> Hence I'd start with exploring the repository innards to really see what
> pathnames those files have. You do this by starting with a particular
> commit and exploring it with `git ls-tree` and `git cat-file` -- going
> through three objects until you find that one which contains the file
> of interest and actually records its name.
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