Repositories, Directories and Files
The Repositories view shows all repositories known to SmartGit and, for repositories opened in this window, the directory structure (and their states). The Files view displays the status of your working tree (and Index). The primary directory states are listed in Primary Directory States, and possible states of submodules in Submodule States. The possible file states are listed in File States.
To add existing or new local repositories to SmartGit, please take a look at the section Repository-Related.
The Files view can be filtered by file state and name. The state filters can be set using the small toolbar buttons above the table as well as the menu items in the View menu. By default, if committable files (e.g. index-only changed or untracked) are hidden, the background turns to light-red as a reminder to not forget about them. If this annoys you because you permanently have untracked files in your working, you should consider to mark them as ignored. If this is no option for you, you can deactivate this coloring feature in the Preferences (page User Interface, option Use background color for the file table to indicate certain states).
To filter by name, use the input field (or <Ctrl/Cmd>+<F>-keystroke) above the file table. The context menu allows to enable regular expressions and save patterns for later usage or delete them. Even if unchanged files are hidden, they can be found by filtering by name - the files matching by name but not by state are shown in gray, while a light-yellow background indicates the name-filtering state.
|Default||Directory is present in the repository (more precisely: there is at least one versioned file below this directory stored in the repository).|
|Modified||Directory is present in the repository and there are local changes within this directory in the working tree.|
|Unversioned||Directory (and contained files) are present in the working tree, but have not been added to the repository yet. Use Stage to add the files to the repository.|
|Ignored||Directory is not present in the repository (exists only in the working tree) and is marked as to be ignored.|
|Missing||Directory is present in the repository, but does not exist in the working tree. Use Stage to remove the files from the repository or Discard to restore them in the working tree.|
|Conflict||Repository contains conflicting files (only displayed on the root directory). Use Resolve to resolve the conflict.|
|Merge||Repository is in ‘merging’ or ‘rebasing’ state (only displayed on the root directory). Either Commit the merge/rebase or use Discard to cancel the merge/rebase.|
|Root/Submodule||Directory is either the repository root or a submodule root, see Submodule States|
|Unchanged||File is under version control and neither modified in working tree nor in Index.|
|Unversioned||File is not under version control, but only exists in the working tree. Use Stage to add the file or Ignore to ignore the file, or Commit to commit it right away.|
|Ignored||File is not under version control (exists only in the working tree) and is marked to be ignored.|
|Modified||File is modified in the working tree. Use Stage to add the changes to the Index or Commit the changes immediately.|
|Staged||File is modified and the changes have been staged to the Index. Either Commit the changes or Unstage changes to the working tree.|
|Staged Modified||File is modified in the working tree and in the Index in different ways. You may Commit either Index changes only or working tree changes plus Index changes.|
|Staged, WT as HEAD||File is modified in the working tree and in the Index in different ways, but the working tree state is identical to the HEAD state. Using Stage will turn the file back to unchanged again.|
|Modified (File Mode)||The content of the file is not modified, but the executable bits are set different than in the repository. Refer to Fixing ‘Modified (File Mode)’ on Windows on how to fix that state on Windows.|
|Modified (EOLs only)||The content of the file is modified, but only differs in line endings from the Index state. This state will only be determined/show up if smartgit.refresh.inspectEol system property is set.|
|Modified (EOLs only, not stageable)||The content of the file is modified, but only differs in line endings from the Index state; but, due to the Git configuration (usually
Usually, when trying to stage, Git will issue a warning
|Added||File has been added to Index. Use Unstage to remove from the Index.|
|Removed||File has been removed from the Index. Use Unstage to un-schedule the removal from the Index.|
|Renamed||File is scheduled for addition and has been detected as renamed, see Preferences, section Refresh|
|Renamed (untracked)||File is untracked and has been detected as renamed, see Preferences, section Refresh|
|Renamed (modified)||File is scheduled for addition, has been detected as renamed (in the Index) and – on top of that – is modified in the working tree. Use will probably want to use Stage to add the working tree changes to the Index.|
|Rename Source||File is the added (or missing) source of a detected Renamed file.|
|Rename Source (untracked)||File is the added (or missing) source of a detected Renamed (untracked) file.|
|Missing||File is under version control, but does not exist in the working tree. Use Stage or Remove to remove from the Index or Discard to restore in the wirking tree.|
|Added Modified||File has been added to the Index and there is an additional change in the working tree. Use Commit to either commit just the addition or commit addition and change.|
|Intent-to-Add||File is planned to be added to the Index. Use Add or Stage to add actually or Discard to revert to untracked.|
|Conflicted||A merge-like command resulted in conflicting changes. Use the Conflict Solver to fix the conflicts.|
|Assume-Unchanged||File has the Assume Unchanged flag set. Use Toggle ‘Assume Unchanged’ to clear this flag.|
|Skipped||File has the Skip Worktree flag set. Use Toggle ‘Skip Worktree’ to clear this flag.|
|Inaccessible||File’s working tree content is not accessible and hence its state can’t be evaluated. This usually happens if another application has an exclusive file system lock on this file. To resolve, shutdown all applications which might possibly lock this file.|
Many of the file states apply for submodules, too. In addition, there are following notable submodule states which may either refer to the state of the submodule point relative to the parent repository or to the contents of the submodule working tree or to a combination of both of them.
|Modified pointer||Submodule in working tree points to a different commit than the one registered in the repository. Use Stage to register the new commit in the Index, or Reset to reset the submodule to the commit registered in the repository.|
|Modified contents||The working tree (or Index) of the submodule contains modifications. Select/open the submodule repository and inspect changes.|
|Uninitialized submodule||Use Submodule|Initialize to initialize.|
|Foreign repository||Nested repository is not registered in the parent repository as submodule. Use Stage to register (and add) the submodule to the parent repository.|
|Missing submodule||Submodule is registered in the parent repository and initialized, but it’s not locally present. Use Submodule|Initialize to fix.|
File table “duplicate(!)” marker
If the file table shows a duplicate(!) marker after a file name, this means that you are on Windows or on MacOS with case-insensitive file name and your repository contains the same file, just with changed case. Such a constellation does not work well for (Smart)Git, so you should resolve the problem of duplicate files. The easiest way will probably be to fix this on a case-sensitive file system.
Fixing ‘Modified (File Mode)’ on Windows
On Windows, the Modified (File Mode) state is usually caused due to a
misconfiguration of your local repository, when not having
core.filemode configuration option explicitly set to
default value is
Hence, if this option in not present in
.git/config of your
git config core.filemode false in the root
directory of your repository to fix this problem.