I'm experiencing this problem with .sql files: I can view the source but when I look at commit details I get the message "This file cannot be rendered in your browser" and if I click on "Diff to previous" I get an endless spinning loading gif.
One strange thing is that while viewing the source, the first character of the first row is a little red dot.
If I move the mouse on the red dot there's a tooltip saying "\uteff"
Is someone experiencing the same problem?
We are using Stash 3.5 64bit on Centos 7
One of the reasons you're seeing issues with the diff is that your SQL files contain a Byte Order Mark (BOM), this is the 0xFEFF sequence you're seeing at the start of the file. Unfortunately these bytes means git treats the file as binary, not text, and so any operations that depend on git, such as generating a diff, aren't going to return what you expect.
You would also see this behaviour if you did a
git diff on some commits in your repo from the command line, as Stash calls out to git for all it's operations:
Binary files a/file.sql and b/file.sql differ
In order for git to properly diff your SQL files you would need to ensure they're saved without the BOM byte, or you could use a git filter to ensure the BOM gets stripped when you commit the file.
As for the issue with "Diff to previous" - that's a real bug in Stash 3.5 with binary files in the source view, I have raised STASH-6866 to track this.
I you are right! After removing the BOM from one of the SQL and commiting several modifications I can use the source comparison. Thank you very much for your help. :-) Now I must find a way to apply a git filter as you suggested. let's got o study. :-) Thank you again. Alessandro
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