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Re: Having vc mode recognize file under git version control

From: Vijay Lakshminarayanan
Subject: Re: Having vc mode recognize file under git version control
Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2011 22:23:14 +0530
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (windows-nt)

Laird Nelson <> writes:

Hi Laird

> I have a git repository that I created with git init.  (Warning: I am
> a git newbie.)
> I have committed several files in this directory.
> When I open them in Emacs and attempt to use the keystrokes that I am
> used to with vc-mode with Subversion, Emacs tells me that effectively
> these files are not under version control.
> "Git" is listed as one of the vc-handled-backends.
> How do I hypnotize emacs into realizing that yes, in fact these files
> *are* under version control, namely git?
> Emacs version: GNU Emacs 23.3.1 (x86_64-apple-darwin, NS
> apple-appkit-1038.35) of 2011-03-09 on
> Git version:
> $ git version
> git version
> Would git's being absent from Emacs' path be responsible for this? 
> I'm on Mac OSX Snow Leopard.

Yes, that is the reason Emacs isn't picking up git and enabling vc on
the page.

> Best,
> Laird


Gnus should be more complicated.

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