I want to force Git to check out files under Windows using just
I checked the two configuration options, but was not able to find the right combination of settings.
I want to convert all files to have
LF line breaks and keep the
LF in the files.
Remark: I used
autocrlf = input but this just repairs the files when you commit them.
I want to force it to get them using
Probably I wasn't so clear:
the repository is already using
LF but the files checked out using
Git for Windows are using
and I want to force Git to get them with
forcing Unix line endings.
$ git config --list | grep crlf
The proper way to get LF endings in Windows is to first set
git config --global core.autocrlf false
You need to do this if you are using msysgit, because it sets it to
true in its system settings.
Now git won’t do any line ending normalization. If you want files you check in to be normalized, do this: Set
text=auto in your
.gitattributes for all files:
git config --global core.eol lf
Now you can also switch single repos to crlf (in the working directory!) by running
git config core.eol crlf
After you have done the configuration, you might want git to normalize all the files in the repo. To do this, go to to the root of your repo and run these commands:
git rm --cached -rf .
git diff --cached --name-only -z | xargs -n 50 -0 git add -f
If you now want git to also normalize the files in your working directory, run these commands:
git ls-files -z | xargs -0 rm
git checkout .