Moving from Windows to Mac

I'm moving from Windows to Mac and have SourceTree on both. My SourceTree on Mac has recognised my repository (stored on other cloud storage) but it is saying that many files are new and have changes, when in fact they don't. I'm guessing that this is because Mac file system looks like a new version of the repo? Can I safely commit these to Bitbucket or should I be doing this another way?

Thanks for your help.

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I'm not quite sure, but this looks like a CarriageReturn/LineFeed issue ...

To avoid future trouble with this, you should have a look at "AutoCrLF" in https://git-scm.com/book/tr/v2/Customizing-Git-Git-Configuration and at .gitattributes

OK, I will look into configuration options. Thanks.

It's also possible the file permissions differences are being detected on Mac. 

 

When you are working on your local development environment, sometimes you need to change permissions on various files. If any of those files are being tracked by Git, then Git thinks there has been a change to the file but in reality it was simply a permissions change. To ignore these changes, go to Terminal in the root of your git repo and type:

git config core.filemode false

From now on git will ignore any filemode changes!

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