Case Sensitivity on Git for Macs

Today I ran into an issue with git and case sensitivity on Macs. Although Macs preserve case, their filesystems is case insensitive.

Development Tips & Tricks

NetBeans Local History to the rescue

I did not realize the power of git reset. If you need to do a git reset on your working copy and you have modified (tracked, but uncommitted) changes, then git reset will blow away all your changes without warning.

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Accidentally Adding a Git Submodule

Git LogoRecently I’ve been working on a Drupal project at work and a fellow co-worker wanted to piggy-back resources on a similar project. He sent me over the code for a custom module I was going to use on the project.

Only after committing and pushing the folder from my local git repo to the origin server did I notice the remnants of my co-workers .git folder. This cause git to treat the subfolder as a git submodule and ignore the contents of the subfolder as I push my project to the origin server.

Here is what you need to do in order to remove the submodule and add as a subfolder:

git rm --cached subfolder
git add subfolder
git commit -m "Enter message here"
git push

Now the origin should be able to see the contents of the subfolder.