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Re: Git help requested: "git stash pop" is doing an unwanted "git add".

From: Alan Mackenzie
Subject: Re: Git help requested: "git stash pop" is doing an unwanted "git add". Why?
Date: Sun, 20 Dec 2015 23:04:32 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.23 (2014-03-12)

Hello, David.

On Sun, Dec 20, 2015 at 11:48:21PM +0100, David Kastrup wrote:
> Alan Mackenzie <address@hidden> writes:

> > Hello, Emacs.

> > I'm clearing out a "stash stack" in my master repository copy.  I've
> > just done "git stash pop", expecting git to pop the changes into my
> > working directory.

> > Well, there were 2 files with conflicts - fair enough.  But with all the
> > other files, git has had the cheek to do a "git add" (I think the jargon
> > for this is "moved the files to the staging area"), leaving me with the
> > hassle of doing a "git reset" on quite a lot of files.

> > Why has the "git stash pop" done this, and how can I call "git stash
> > pop" in the future, avoiding this annoying problem?

> git stash saves both work directory changes as well as already staged
> files.  git stash pop restores both.  So you likely git-added some files
> before stashing.

I doubt that very much.  I've only ever git-added files immediately prior
to committing.  But I suppose it's possible something in git had staged
my files without me really noticing, before doing the git stash.

> Personally, I prefer to create commits (that I'll amend afterwards) to
> stashes once I progressed far enough to actually add stuff to the
> index.

> -- 
> David Kastrup

Alan Mackenzie (Nuremberg, Germany).

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