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Forces all line endings to LF in your git repo.
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#
# Use this with or without the .gitattributes snippet with this Gist
# create a fixle.sh file, paste this in and run it.
# Why do you want this ? Because Git will see diffs between files shared between Linux and Windows due to differences in line ending handling ( Windows uses CRLF and Unix LF)
# This Gist normalizes handling by forcing everything to use Unix style.
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# Fix Line Endings - Force All Line Endings to LF and Not Windows Default CR or CRLF
# Taken largely from: https://help.github.com/articles/dealing-with-line-endings/
# With the exception that we are forcing LF instead of converting to windows style.
#Set LF as your line ending default.
git config --global core.eol lf
#Set autocrlf to false to stop converting between windows style (CRLF) and Unix style (LF)
git config --global core.autocrlf false
#Save your current files in Git, so that none of your work is lost.
git add . -u
git commit -m "Saving files before refreshing line endings"
#Remove the index and force Git to rescan the working directory.
rm .git/index
#Rewrite the Git index to pick up all the new line endings.
git reset
#Show the rewritten, normalized files.
git status
#Add all your changed files back, and prepare them for a commit. This is your chance to inspect which files, if any, were unchanged.
git add -u
# It is perfectly safe to see a lot of messages here that read
# "warning: CRLF will be replaced by LF in file."
#Rewrite the .gitattributes file.
git add .gitattributes
#Commit the changes to your repository.
git commit -m "Normalize all the line endings"
# .gitattributes snippet to force users to use same line endings for project.
#
# Handle line endings automatically for files detected as text
# and leave all files detected as binary untouched.
* text=auto
#
# The above will handle all files NOT found below
# https://help.github.com/articles/dealing-with-line-endings/
# https://github.com/Danimoth/gitattributes/blob/master/Web.gitattributes
# These files are text and should be normalized (Convert crlf => lf)
*.php text
*.css text
*.js text
*.json text
*.htm text
*.html text
*.xml text
*.txt text
*.ini text
*.inc text
*.pl text
*.rb text
*.py text
*.scm text
*.sql text
.htaccess text
*.sh text
# These files are binary and should be left untouched
# (binary is a macro for -text -diff)
*.png binary
*.jpg binary
*.jpeg binary
*.gif binary
*.ico binary
*.mov binary
*.mp4 binary
*.mp3 binary
*.flv binary
*.fla binary
*.swf binary
*.gz binary
*.zip binary
*.7z binary
*.ttf binary
*.pyc binary
@craigh
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craigh commented Feb 6, 2020

git add .gitattributes
gave me
fatal: pathspec '.gitattributes' did not match any files

@Peelz
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Peelz commented Sep 17, 2020

git add .gitattributes
gave me
fatal: pathspec '.gitattributes' did not match any files

Because .gitattributes file not created.

@thdoan
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thdoan commented Oct 6, 2020

Also add *.svg text

@aborruso
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aborruso commented Feb 15, 2021

Thank you

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ashburry-chat-irc commented Apr 21, 2022

also add *.exe and *.dll And maybe *.c?

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ashburry-chat-irc commented Apr 26, 2022

If you're getting the fatal error shown below, then you need to create the .gitattributes file first, and then put the text in (look above for text) and save it. Then add it with "git add .gitattributes". then git commit then git push
fatal: pathspec '.gitattributes' did not match any files <- error because file does not exist.

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