Commit b7f685a7 authored by Marius Storm-Olsen's avatar Marius Storm-Olsen Committed by Junio C Hamano

Clearify the documentation for core.ignoreStat

The previous documentation didn't make it clear that the
"assume unchanged" was on per file basis, and not a global
flag.
Signed-off-by: default avatarMarius Storm-Olsen <[email protected]>
Signed-off-by: default avatarJunio C Hamano <[email protected]>
parent d2b3691b
......@@ -205,10 +205,13 @@ Can be overridden by the 'GIT_PROXY_COMMAND' environment variable
handling).
core.ignoreStat::
The working copy files are assumed to stay unchanged until you
mark them otherwise manually - Git will not detect the file changes
by lstat() calls. This is useful on systems where those are very
slow, such as Microsoft Windows. See linkgit:git-update-index[1].
If true, commands which modify both the working tree and the index
will mark the updated paths with the "assume unchanged" bit in the
index. These marked files are then assumed to stay unchanged in the
working copy, until you mark them otherwise manually - Git will not
detect the file changes by lstat() calls. This is useful on systems
where those are very slow, such as Microsoft Windows.
See linkgit:git-update-index[1].
False by default.
core.preferSymlinkRefs::
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