Thomas Gummerer <> writes:

> When the chmod option was added to git add, it was hooked up to the diff
> machinery, meaning that it only works when the version in the index
> differs from the version on disk.
> As the option was supposed to mirror the chmod option in update-index,
> which always changes the mode in the index, regardless of the status of
> the file, make sure the option behaves the same way in git add.
> Signed-off-by: Thomas Gummerer <>
> ---

This change essentially reverts most of what 4e55ed32 ("add: add
--chmod=+x / --chmod=-x options", 2016-05-31) did, except that it
keeps the command line option and adjusts its validation, and adds a
separate phase to "fix-up" the executable bits for all paths that
match the given pathspec, whether they were new or modified or

The patch makes sense to me.  Thanks.

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