Setting filemode to false in Git is a configuration change that tells Git to ignore file mode (permissions) changes. On many systems, especially those using NTFS or FAT file systems (like Windows), file permissions are not as finely grained as on UNIX or Linux systems. In such cases, ignoring file mode changes can prevent unnecessary changes from being flagged in your Git workflow.
To set filemode to false, you need to modify the Git configuration for your repository. Here’s how to do it:
- Open the Terminal or Command Line Interface.
- Navigate to Your Git Repository: Use the following to navigate to your repository.
- Set filemode to False: Now execute the following command to set filemode to False
git config core.fileMode false
This command sets the filemode configuration to false for the current repository.
- Check the Configuration (Optional): To verify that the setting is applied, you can run
git config --get core.fileMode
This should return false.
- Global Configuration (Optional): If you want to apply this setting globally (to all repositories for the current user), use the
git config --global core.fileMode false
However, be cautious with this, as it will apply to all your Git projects, which might not be desirable if you work across different systems.