Reset the last modified time for each file in a git repo to its last commit time

for file in $( git ls-files ); do echo $file; touch -t $(git --no-pager log --date=local -1 --format="%ct" $file | php -r 'echo @date( "YmdHi.s", trim( file_get_contents( "php://stdin" ) ) );') $file; done

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2015-07-01 00:28:06

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Hmm... This starts well, but then gets very scary. Unnecessarily so. . touch(1) can take practically any date format, the same as date(1). Given that git log will output a unix time (seconds since 1970), we'll use that. touch requires the format -d @BIGNUMBER, e.g. ... --format="@%ct" ... . Now we can drop all that php. for file in $(git ls-files); do echo $file; touch -d $(git --no-pager log --date=local -1 --format="@%ct" $file) $file; done
flatcap · 168 weeks and 4 days ago
Of course, if your filenames contain whitespace, then your command (and mine) won't work. Here's a safer rework: git ls-files | while read file; do echo $file; touch -d $(git log --date=local -1 --format="@%ct" "$file") "$file"; done
flatcap · 168 weeks and 4 days ago
@westonruter: Anyone there? Would you like to comment on my suggestions? Perhaps you could pick one you like and edit your original command. It's a useful command, but I'm not upvoting it in its current form.
flatcap · 168 weeks and 1 day ago

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