Anonymous committed 8c8674f

pull: do not clobber untracked files on initial pull

For a pull into an unborn branch, we do not use "git merge"
at all. Instead, we call read-tree directly. However, we
used the --reset parameter instead of "-m", which turns off
the safety features.

Signed-off-by: Jeff King <>
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>

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 if test -z "$orig_head"
 	git update-ref -m "initial pull" HEAD $merge_head "$curr_head" &&
-	git read-tree --reset -u HEAD || exit 1
+	git read-tree -m -u HEAD || exit 1
 	test_cmp file cloned-uho/file
+test_expect_success 'pulling into void does not overwrite untracked files' '
+	git init cloned-untracked &&
+	(
+		cd cloned-untracked &&
+		echo untracked >file &&
+		test_must_fail git pull .. master &&
+		echo untracked >expect &&
+		test_cmp expect file
+	)
 test_expect_success 'test . as a remote' '
 	git branch copy master &&
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