Git Ignore File Mode

August 25th, 2022


I quite often log into a server and check the status of the files against the repository only to find that the majority of them have changed due to file permissions. No content changes - only permissions.

To avoid this you can tell your git config file to ignore file mode changes using the following command:

git config core.fileMode false

or if you want to do it for all repo's on the server:

git config --global core.fileMode false