Sunday, May 27, 2012

Why, this is the most confusing error message ever

You get this error

    error: bad index file sha1 signature 
    fatal: index file corrupt 
    fatal: git status --porcelain failed 

and you go to this forum to track it down

it will say to you simply: you've got a .git directory somewhere in you new .git directory tree. So do 

find . | grep .git

and kill the offending directory or -ries. Now go on.

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