git and absolute Windows-style paths

Ernie Rael err@raelity.com
Wed Apr 20 18:18:00 GMT 2016


On 4/20/2016 9:10 AM, Brian Clifton wrote:
> I agree completely-
>
> Faking out git by wrapping it as a function in your .bashrc would be an ideal approach.  I was the person championing that PR which got rejected, unfortunately. The NPM folks were recommending to use mingw which *is* supported... but I haven't seen any updates to that project since 2013... and I prefer the approach Cygwin takes :)
>
> Eliot, I would be all about taking you up on fixing that psuedo-code example I shared earlier. I have a lot to learn about shell scripting and while I am sure I can figure it out, having help would be extremely appreciated :)
>
> The example I shared in my intro thread:
> #####
> function git {
>      for var in "$@"
>      do
>          if [[ $var == *":\\"* ]]; then
>              $var="$(cygpath $var)" #this doesn't work, but the idea is to do something like this
>          fi
>      done
>      command git "$@"
> }
> #####

This extract from a bash function, using an array assignment, might be 
of interest.

       IFS=$'\n'
       args=($(cygpath -m -- "$@"))
       IFS=$' \t\n'
       gvim "${args[@]}"

> ________________________________________
> From: cygwin-owner@cygwin.com <cygwin-owner@cygwin.com> on behalf of Eliot Moss <moss@cs.umass.edu>
> Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 8:52 AM
> To: cygwin@cygwin.com
> Subject: Re: git and absolute Windows-style paths
>
> 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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