git and absolute Windows-style paths

Eliot Moss moss@cs.umass.edu
Wed Apr 20 16:06:00 GMT 2016


On 4/20/2016 11:44 AM, silverwind wrote:
> Hey,
>
>> Does it work if you do:
>>
>> git add c:/test/file
>
> Nope, won't work either. No file is added, exit code 0 is given.
>
>  > I can't immediately see what's going wrong, so I'm going to report this upstream.
>
> Thanks. I came upon this issue through npm which is using these Windows paths for certain git
> operations. Unfortunately, The npm team is very reluctant when it comes to merging Cygwin-specific
> patches, so chances of landing a fix on their side are rather slim.
>
> Is there a public repository for the git package used by Cygwin?

I think that tackling this with a script/function is a better approach ...

Eliot Moss

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