Bug report: git checkout introduces local changes
Anthony Miles
2021-01-13 22:32:45 UTC
Background: (from memory)
Branch A had a file X added to it
Branch B had a copy of the file X added to it (in a different location)
Later, Branch B was merged to branch A

1. git checkout A
  No local changes
2. git checkout B
  File X is deleted

What did you expect to happen? (Expected behavior)
Checking out a branch should not introduce local changes

What happened instead? (Actual behavior)
Checking out branch B introduced a local change, deleting File X

Additional information:
Switching back from branch B to branch A results in no local changes

[System Info]
git version:
git version 2.29.2.windows.2
cpu: x86_64
built from commit: 3464b98ce6803c98bf8fb34390cd150d66e4a0d3
sizeof-long: 4
sizeof-size_t: 8
shell-path: /bin/sh
uname: Windows 6.1 7601
compiler info: gnuc: 10.2
libc info: no libc information available
$SHELL (typically, interactive shell): C:\Program Files\Git\usr\bin\bash.exe

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