Joey Hess <> wrote:

> If git merge --no-commit is used to merge a commit adding a 
> file with an unusual mode -- specifically a symlink which has "mode" 120000,
> it fails to stage the right mode into the index.
> This only happens when core.symlinks=false. I noticed it on FAT, but
> have managed to reproduce it on ext4.

This sounds familiar; I wonder if it is related to the problem that git
can lose the executable bit when core.filemode is false.


I had planned to look into fixing this for years now, as we still run
into it once in a while, and it's pretty annoying; but I still didn't
get around to it yet.

Stefan Haller
Berlin, Germany
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