Do not automatically remove files from repository on commit
By tombert... on July 29, 2011 08:51 (imported from Google Code)
What steps will reproduce the problem?
- Delete a file inside the repository using "normal" OS functions (e.g. Windows Explorer)
- Perfom a "Git Commit" and Tortoise will automatically present those files to be deleted.
What is the expected output? What do you see instead?
When Users come from e.g. TortoiseCVS they expect different behaviour: The have to explicitely mark files with "CVS remove" before they get deleted from the repository.
It might be on purpose or unintentionally that files are removed from repository which should not.
Using the git command-line the normal workflow is:
git rm <file>
With Tortoise this workflow has a shortcut, which might in some case be nice but also has its drawbacks.
Therefore I propose an additional checkbox-option disabling this feature so that every user has to explicitely do "Git Delete" in order to delete a file from the repo.