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I have been tweaking my config file (init.el). This file is inside a .emacs.d directory which is under version control by Git. I also use Magit a lot.

After editing my config, I was going to stage, commit, and push the changes. However, I have been surprised by Magit indicating changes on .emacs.d/transient/history.el. I do not understand how/why this file has been written the way it was.

For instance, this is what git diff inside the Magit interface is indicating about this file:


1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
.emacs.d/transient/history.el | 7 +++----

modified   .emacs.d/transient/history.el
@@ -17,10 +17,9 @@
  (magit-log:--grep " 79504ca")
  (magit-pull nil
              ("--rebase"))
- (magit-push
-  ("--force-with-lease")
-  nil
-  ("--force"))
+ (magit-push nil
+             ("--force-with-lease")
+             ("--force"))
  (magit-rebase
   ("--autostash")
   nil)

Apparently, the change is a transposition of the nil expression with ("--force-with-lease"). Why is this happening? What could have triggered this change? What is the relevance in the order?

Thanks

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    transient is a dependency of magit. In short, add it to .gitignore and don't try to make too much sense of it.
    – aadcg
    Apr 20 at 8:38

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It seems like transient save its history to transient/history.el. I don't think you need to care too much about how it's stored. I suggest you use no-littering and add no-littering-var-directory into .gitignore.

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  • How to add no-filtering if I have already been using a config file and there is already a .emacs.d directory? Apr 25 at 19:18
  • @PedroDelfino Sorry, I don't really get your question. If you don't want to lose the original files, you can move them to the new directories set by no-filtering, default etc and var. May 4 at 10:08

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