I tried to solve this by setting core.ignorecase to false in my global git settings and switching to system git in Sourcetree but to no avail. Is there any way to make Sourcetree respect the core.ignorecase setting, or is there an easier/better way?
This is not a Git issue, but an OS issue:
If your filesystem doesn't allow two filenames that are identical except for case, Git has to either not check out one of the files, or merge the files.
Go yell at whichever Linux dev created/named those files, and have him change it so developers on Mac and Windows can use the repo.
It is indeed an OS issue that I was hoping to be able to workaround using the core.ignorecase setting, as I was under the wrong impression that my file system is case-sensitive... I'd rather yell at the Apple developer who chose to make it case-insensitive (but obviously case-preserving) than at the Linux dev ;-) Cheers anyway for answering my question!
It'd be great if case-sensitive filesystems were standard. Apple's implementation is still a step better than Windows, which is only usually case-preserving (in certain conditions it will convert an all upper filename to all lower).
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