On Mon, Apr 15, 2013 at 11:00 PM, Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> wrote:
> Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> writes:
>> Jonathan Nieder <jrnie...@gmail.com> writes:
>>> If you try this:
>>>  1. Install Git for Windows (from the msysgit project)
>>>  2. Put
>>>      [core]
>>>              autocrlf = false
>>>              eol = native
>>>     in your .gitconfig.
>>>  3. Clone a project with
>>>      *.txt text
>>>     in its .gitattributes.
>>> Then with current git, any text files checked out have LF line
>>> endings, instead of the expected CRLF.
>>> Cc: Johannes Schindelin <johannes.schinde...@gmx.de>
>>> Cc: Johannes Sixt <j...@kdbg.org>
>>> Signed-off-by: Jonathan Nieder <jrnie...@gmail.com>
>>> ---
>>> Eyvind Bernhardsen wrote:
>>>> Introduce a new configuration variable, "core.eol", that allows the user
>>>> to set which line endings to use for end-of-line-normalized files in the
>>>> working directory.  It defaults to "native", which means CRLF on Windows
>>>> and LF everywhere else.
>>> The following fixup has been sitting in my tree (but not tested on
>>> Windows) for a couple of weeks.  Sensible?
>>> I don't know what the right choice for Cygwin is; probably LF unless
>>> there is some way to detect the systemwide setting at run time.
>> Has anybody in Windows land any input?  I don't think what I do before
>> 1.7.3 in my tree would matter much, so I am not applying this myself.
> Pinging MsysGit folk again ...

This is absolutely the right thing to do. However, stuff have changed
a bit since the patch was written; this change now needs to go in
config.mak.uname instead of config.mak.
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