Dear diary, on Sat, Aug 13, 2005 at 07:30:43PM CEST, I got a letter
where Carl Baldwin <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> told me that...
> Greetings,


> My appologies if this has already been discussed.  I've been through the
> archives but could easily have missed something.
> I have found it useful in the past to have the ability to add an empty
> directory to the repository.  With what little I know about git it seems
> that this is entirely possible.  It would create an empty tree object
> for the new directory and insert a reference to that in the parent tree
> object.
> If someone could get me started I think I could find the time to create
> and submit a patch to allow this.  Here is what I've tried (with
> 0.99.4).
> % mkdir test
> % cd test
> % git-init-db
> % mkdir dir
> % git-add-script dir
> error: open("dir"): No such file or directory
> fatal: Unable to add dir to database

the object databases supports it, but the index file does not. But yes,
it should be supported, I think.

Some argue that this is useless, so some practical example of its
usefulness might be a good motivation to get us going. :-)

                                Petr "Pasky" Baudis
If you want the holes in your knowledge showing up try teaching
someone.  -- Alan Cox
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