Re: [ 000/103] 3.10.3-stable review

From: Steven Rostedt
Date: Wed Jul 24 2013 - 13:16:22 EST

On Wed, 2013-07-24 at 10:04 -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> The alternative workflow is to tell git to track the new files added
> by the patch. So if you use "git apply --index", git will not just
> apply the patch, it will also add the result to the index - so you
> could commit it with a single "git commit", and you can see the diff -
> including new files - with "git diff --cached". And then "git reset
> --hard" will also undo the new files.

I don't know why "git apply" doesn't do it by default. Why would you
want to apply a patch without having git track new files?

This burnt me a few times when working with the -rt patch until I found
to use "--index" always.

-- Steve

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