Re: git, isolation
- Date: Fri, 3 Nov 2017 10:18:49 -0700
- From: Stefan Beller <sbeller@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: git, isolation
On Fri, Nov 3, 2017 at 9:52 AM, Dennis Kaarsemaker
> On Fri, 2017-11-03 at 17:33 +0100, Péter wrote:
>> If I do a "git commit", issue git operations, and at the end, issue a "rm <the_git_dir>", is there any guarantee that my
>> filesystem will be "clean",
>> i.e. not polluted or otherwise modified by some git command? Are the git operations
>> restricted to the repo-directory (and possibly remote places, over network)?
>> Do the git-directory behaves as it were
>> chroot-ed or be a sandbox? (Yet another words: is the git-directory isolated from the rest of the local filesystem (and
>> packaging system)?)
> And no :)
> Most git commands will not touch anything outside the main worktree and
> the .git directory in there, but commands like 'git worktree' can be
> used to create worktrees anywhere in the filesystem, and when you play
> tricks with the GIT_WORK_TREE environment variable, you can do other
> nasty things.
Or a more common thing, implemented earlier in Gits career:
git config --global ....