Blog posts tagged 'vcs'

Git Error – bad config file line 1 in .git/config

Aug 15 13

Last night, just before leaving the office, my development VM decided to crash unexpectedly.
Upon starting the machine the machine the following morning, and trying a git pull, I got the following error:

bad config file line 1 in .git/config

I CD’d into my .git directory, and opened up config in notepad
There was nothing in there, except for a load of whitespaces.
To fix this, I removed the whitespaces and saved the file.
Of course, this had lost my remote settings, but a quick git remote add origin <url> fixed this issue also

TFS – Forgot to untick the Preserve pending changes locally checkbox when shelving

Nov 9 12

Coming from using Git, I am used to using a stash in this scenario:

Working on a piece of functionality
High priority change comes in on the branch I’m working on that would affect the above work

In this instance, I would tend to stash my changes.

After googling, I discovered the TFS equivalent is Shelving.

So, I shelved my changes, and was horrified to see them still in existence in my source tree…
I’d forgotten to untick the “Preserve pending changes locally” checkbox:

Preserve pending changes locally checkbox

So from here, I have two options:


Shelve the changes again, making sure I untick “Preserve pending changes locally”
Delete the previous shelveset


Simply undo pending changes on the files included in the first shelveset.

GUI Bug on TFS Shelve changes screen

Nov 9 12

When resizing the screen, you would also expect to see the file list to resize with it?


Apparently not….