Git shows status clean, but checkout complains about overwriting untracked files
Result is clean.
git checkout fb/booking_interaction error: The following untracked working tree files would be overwritten by checkout: web/sites/all/modules/contrib/ckeditor/images/buttons/blockQuote.png
Thirdly, try to clear the untracked files. In the specified directory:
git clean -f .
Again, no changes and git checkout fails.
What is the problem?
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The issue is due to case sensitivity of the file system.
Looking at the problem. File listing:
> ls imageButton.png imagebutton.png
Check that git is set to case-sensitive
> vi .git/config ignorecase = false
This machine is case sensitive. The machine the change was made on must have been too.
> git log removeformat.png - renamed from removeFormat.png.
Since I have changed ignorecase, git status now shows the change.
> git status Untracked files: (use "git add <file>..." to include in what will be committed) blockQuote.png bulletedList.png
Git clean also works as expected
git clean -f . Removing blockQuote.png Removing bulletedList.png
I can checkout the other branch without problems.