Git in cygwin: fatal: early EOFs

Note: This is an old post in a blog with a lot of posts. The world has changed, technologies have changed, and I've changed. It's likely this is out of date and not representative. Let me know if you think this is something that needs updating.

I was having a hard time with "fatal: early EOFs" messages when doing a <tt>git fetch</tt> in my cygwin session on my Windows dev box. Found good solution at StackOverflow: run the following:

% git config --add core.compression -1

That fixed it for me. Writing a blog entry about it so I have this fix forever.

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