Git 1.7.3

The latest feature release Git 1.7.3 is available at the usual
git-1.7.3.tar.{gz,bz2}                        (source tarball)
git-htmldocs-1.7.3.tar.{gz,bz2}               (preformatted docs)
git-manpages-1.7.3.tar.{gz,bz2}               (preformatted docs)

The RPM binary packages for a few architectures are found in:

RPMS/$arch/git-*-1.7.3-1.fc11.$arch.rpm       (RPM)

Git v1.7.3 Release Notes

Updates since v1.7.2

  • git-gui, now at version 0.13.0, got various updates and a new
    maintainer, Pat Thoyts.

  • Gitweb allows its configuration to change per each request; it used to
    read the configuration once upon startup.

  • When git finds a corrupt object, it now reports the file that contains

  • “git checkout -B <it>” is a shorter way to say “git branch -f <it>”
    followed by “git checkout <it>”.

  • When “git checkout” or “git merge” refuse to proceed in order to
    protect local modification to your working tree, they used to stop
    after showing just one path that might be lost. They now show all,
    in a format that is easier to read.

  • “git clean” learned “-e” (“–exclude”) option.

  • Hunk headers produced for C# files by “git diff” and friends show more
    relevant context than before.

  • diff.ignoresubmodules configuration variable can be used to squelch the
    differences in submodules reported when running commands (e.g. “diff”,
    “status”, etc.) at the superproject level.

  • http.useragent configuration can be used to lie who you are to your
    restrictive firewall.

  • “git rebase –strategy <s>” learned “-X” option to pass extra options
    that are understood by the chosen merge strategy.

  • “git rebase -i” learned “exec” that you can insert into the insn sheet
    to run a command between its steps.

  • “git rebase” between branches that have many binary changes that do
    not conflict should be faster.

  • “git rebase -i” peeks into rebase.autosquash configuration and acts as
    if you gave –autosquash from the command line.

Also contains various documentation updates.

Fixes since v1.7.2

All of the fixes in v1.7.2.X maintenance series are included in this
release, unless otherwise noted.

  • “git merge -s recursive” (which is the default) did not handle cases
    where a directory becomes a file (or vice versa) very well.

  • “git fetch” and friends were accidentally broken for url with “" in
    its path, e.g. "git://

  • “git fetch $url” (i.e. without refspecs) was broken for quite some
    time, if the current branch happen to be tracking some remote.

  • “git ls-tree dir dirgarbage”, when “dir” was a directory,
    incorrectly recursed into “dir”.

  • “git note remove” created unnecessary extra commit when named object
    did not have any note to begin with.

  • “git rebase” did not work well if you had diff.noprefix configured.

  • “git -c foo=bar subcmd” did not work well for subcmd that is not
    implemented as a built-in command.


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