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Re: Git stash (or git rev-parse) doesn't inherit the '--work-tree' parameter

On November 29, 2017 11:02:10 PM PST, marc PINHEDE <marc.pinhede@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>Hello guys,
>I don't know if this is a normal behavior, so I'll just explain it
>* Behavior:
>from a directory OUTSIDE my git repo, I can run this command
>$ git --git-dir=/my/repo/path/.git --work-tree=/my/repo/path pull
>origin master
>But this one:
> $ git --git-dir=/my/repo/path/.git --work-tree=/my/repo/path stash
>Will fails with :
> 'fatal: $program_name cannot be used without a working tree.'
>(Yes, the error message has been corrected since, but I use debian, so
>I'm at least 6 month late).
>* A bit of investigation:
>I don't know many about git internal functioning, but with a bit of
>googleing, I would point out git-sh-setup.sh:204, in function
>require_work_tree, called by git-stash.
>I could test (from outside my git repo, again):
> git --git-dir=/my/repo/path/.git --work-tree=/my/repo/path rev-parse
> false

It's possible that is-inside-worktree is testing if current dir is inside work tree, and not if the work tree variable is... Thus I wouldn't expect this to behave as you seem to expect.

>What surprise me is that 'git-dir' seems to be passed ok to rev-parse:
>git --git-dir=/my/repo/path/.git --work-tree=/my/repo/path rev-parse
> /my/repo/path/.git
>* Question
>Is this a normal behavior? Stash can only be applied in current
>working directory?
>If yes, I'll have to change my script to
> (cd && git command)
>If not, should I push a bug report somewhere?

It doesn't sound like normal behavior to me... Does "git -C" work?

Either way id expect setting the work tree and got dir to work for most commands.

However, it may not of the command expects current dir to matter. That's where using -C comes into play. Try that and see if it fixes your problem.

That is, git -C <path to work tree> stash


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