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On 3/5/2014 11:34 AM, Jeff King wrote:
> I don't think those steps are necessary for Chris's example. When
> he switches back to the master branch, git removes the subdirectory
> (the file is tracked in "temp" but not "master", so we remove it
> when switching branches, and then the directory is empty, so we
> clean it up, too). You can verify with an extra "ls" after the
> checkout but before the "am".
>>> * "git apply" parsed patches that add new files, generated by
>>> programs other than Git, incorrectly. This is an old breakage
>>> in v1.7.11.
>>> Does that sound like your problem? If you can I'd suggest
>>> updating, ideally to the recent 1.9.0 release but if you're
>>> feeling conservative try 18.104.22.168.
>> Vaguely, except for the "other than git" part. This patch was
>> generated by git-format-patch ( I didn't think apply handled
>> patches that weren't ).
> I can't get Chris's script to fail on any version of git. Can you
> show us an example of a patch that does not behave (or better yet,
> a reproduction recipe to generate the patch with "format-patch")?
AHA! It requires a conflict. There were simple conflicts in the NEWS
file so I applied the patch with git am --reject and fixed up the
NEWS, and ran git am --resolved. The git am --reject fails to add the
new directory to the index.
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