Re: mingw, windows, crlf/lf, and git

From: Linus Torvalds <>
Date: 2007-02-14 05:39:19
On Tue, 13 Feb 2007, Johannes Schindelin wrote:
> No hooks means something like cvsnt does, and that means no .gitattributes 
> either. (BTW I really hate .gitattributes, as it does not at all say what 
> this is about; it's about file _conversions_, not attributes).

No, it *is* about attributes.

In order to know how to convert, you need to know the attributes of the 

So it's not about conversion: we would ALWAYS do conversion. It's about 
the fact that in order to do the conversion, we need to know what the 
attributes of the file is - is it text, or what.

And the equal point is that there are _other_ attributes that git might 
care about. The "merge strategy" attribute, for example. Or "owner" 
attributes for files etc.

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