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Re: git, isolation




On Fri, Nov 3, 2017 at 9:52 AM, Dennis Kaarsemaker
<dennis@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Fri, 2017-11-03 at 17:33 +0100, Péter wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> 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",
>
> No.
>
>> 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)?
>
> No.
>
>> 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 ....