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From: Ian Zimmerman <itz@××××××××××××.org>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] OT: git, how to compare a repo with a loose tree
Date: Fri, 08 Dec 2017 02:58:44
1 I would like to use "git diff" to show differences between the
2 current state of a git repository and a normal directory tree somewhere
3 on the filesystem, ie. one without a .git subdirectory. This is proving
4 surprisingly hard to do.
6 git diff has a documented mode to compare general "paths" as they call
7 it: the --no-index option. But when I try it like this inside a git repo,
9 git diff --no-index . /somedir
11 git apparently "forgets" that the current directory is a repo, and just
12 basically apes diff -r. This means it doesn't know which files are
13 tracked, and in particular it reports every freaking file under ./.git
14 as deleted. And there is no exclude option that I see. Argh! How can
15 I get around this?
17 If it matters: I'm fine with assuming the repo is clean ie. no
18 uncommitted changes, so the current state can be represented as any of:
19 working tree, "index" or HEAD.
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Re: [gentoo-user] OT: git, how to compare a repo with a loose tree Michael Orlitzky <mjo@g.o>