git and absolute Windows-style paths

Ken Brown
Tue Apr 19 22:28:00 GMT 2016

On 4/19/2016 5:31 PM, Marco Atzeri wrote:
> On 19/04/2016 22:34, silverwind wrote:
>> Hey,
>> I noticed that Cygwin's git does not seem to correctly process
>> Windows-style paths in at least v2.7.4 and v2.8.1. It may have worked
>> before, but I'm not totally certain.
> don't assume cygwin programs are able to process windows path.
> Most don't. Use Posix paths

But I think the OP is correct in pointing out that git should have given 
an error, as it does when a Posix path points to a non-existent file:

$ git add foo
fatal: pathspec 'foo' did not match any files


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