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Git 2.37 Brings Builtin File Monitor, Improved Pruning, and More

June 30, 2022

Via: InfoQ

Git 2.37 brings many new ans improved features, including a builtin file system monitor on Windows and macOS, better unreachable objects management, improved external diff, faster git add, and more.

Git’s new builtin file monitor aims to improve performance when accessing the file system to detect file changes. This may reduce the time required to execute git status and other commands. Git has supported the possibility of hooking tools like Watchman since version 2.16. This option was not easy to configure, though, and not frequently used. Instead, you can now enable the builtin file monitor by using the following configuration option:

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