Then you should give the output of diff --stat, and he will be able to
ignore files with no changes.

The change was originally made for permission changes. diff --stat
needs to show files have changed even though, indeed, there is no diff

You could also use --numstat and filter out files with no changes
(starting by 0 0).

On Fri, Dec 28, 2012 at 8:59 PM, John Moon <> wrote:
>> $ git diff --ignore-space-at-eol test.txt
>> $ git diff --ignore-space-at-eol --stat test.txt
>> test.txt | 0
>> 1 file changed, 0 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
>> $ git diff --ignore-space-at-eol --name-status test.txt
>> M test.txt
>> The idea is that even though diff doesn't show any differences, stat,
>> shortstat, numstat and name-status reports the file as being changed.
>> This is available since v1.8.1-rc0.
> Thanks for the info.  Unfortunately it's not what i would expect.
> If i told git diff specifically to ignore line endings, why is --name-status  
> showing me a file as being modified when the only modification is the very 
> thing i told it to ignore.
> The same thing for --stat, why is it showing me a file with zero changes?  
> Just my opinion though.
> I'll tell you why this is a problem for me, basically what i am doing is 
> running the "git diff --ignore-space-at-eol --name-status "  on my root 
> directory to give to someone else who is not using git to give them the files 
> that i have modified.  I don't want to give them a file where only the line 
> ending has changed.
> Cheers.
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