On Thu, Jun 27, 2013 at 3:08 PM, Fredrik Gustafsson <iv...@iveqy.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 26, 2013 at 08:27:56PM -0700, Perry Wagle wrote:
>> Is there a reason not to handle device files other than "its not 
>> traditional"?  That's the only reason given in google or the IRC channel.
> In linux you can't create device files if your not root. On windows
> those files won't even exists (afaik).
> Wouldn't this be very unportable and hard to use (meaning that you need
> to handle your git repo as root or give git setuid root)?

Device files will probably never be supported by Git for the reasons
mentioned by Fredrik. If anything, etckeeper
(http://joeyh.name/code/etckeeper/) would be a much more appropriate
place to support this, although I don't think it currently does.
Alternatively, you could follow the suggestions of
http://superuser.com/questions/440873/git-unable-add-device-file (and
elsewhere), and write a script for generating the device files, rather
than storing them as-is.


Johan Herland, <jo...@herland.net>
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