Alexander Nestorov <> writes:

> echo "test" > myfile
> chmod 777 myfile
> git add myfile && git commit -m "Test" && git push
> chmod 775 myfile
> git reset --hard origin/master

This doesn't tell what the permissions are in origin/master.

If the last line was "git reset --hard HEAD", then it wouldn't touch
myfile (it's executable in the worktree and in HEAD, so Git doesn't need
to change it). Neither the x bit, nor the ctime or mtime.

If you reset the file to a point where it was not executable, then Git
changes its executable bit, and I don't see why it would do otherwise:
Git tracks the executable bit, so when you say "reset the file to how it
was in this revision", this includes the content and executability.

Reading your message, I don't understand why you need to be able to
ignore the x bit.

Matthieu Moy
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