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Nov 242012

Fix git's fatal: index file corrupt


When you experienced when your git repository might return the following error when you perform the status command, e.g.

# git status
error: bad index file sha1 signature
fatal: index file corrupt

To fix it, simply type

# rm -f .git/index


# git reset

That's it.

Sep 042012

Remove SVN client credentials caching


svn will store your credentials information at "~/.subversion/auth/svn.simple/" for caching to help you from typing password on every svn commands. In order to clean this cache, you can

# rm -f ~/.subversion/auth/svn.simple/*