Thursday, 10 January 2013

Dangerous bug between Git, GitHub and Windows (duplicate directories with different capitalization)

After doing this rename, here is what GitHub looks like:

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Note the two Web Applications folders!!!

I have hit this issue in the past, and I think it is something to do with Windows capitalization inconsistencies (as seen on the windows search), Git and GitHub

Note how my local folder looks good.

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Even weirder is the fact that the commit message looks good (note the renames):

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Let’s try to do a git clone to see if what happens locally:

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Humm, the clone looks good, so I wonder if this will self correct after the next commits:

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Question: Any ideas on how to fix this? 

My only thought at the moment is to:
a) delete that folder (from Git)
b) commit and push the delete
c) add that folder
d) commit and push
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