On 2016-08-05 15.08, Lars Schneider wrote:

> Yeah it could do that. But then the filter cannot do things like
> modifying the index after the fact... however, that might be considered
> nasty by the Git community anyways... I am thinking about dropping
> this patch in the next roll as it is not strictly necessary for my
> current use case.
(Thanks Peff for helping me out with the EOF explanation)

I would say that a filter is a filter, and should do nothing else than filtering
one file,
(or a stream).
When you want to modify the index, a hook may be your friend.

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