Re: Windows > git.exe > the result of "git branch" does not always highlight the current branch
- Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2018 07:20:52 +0200
- From: Johannes Sixt <j6t@xxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Windows > git.exe > the result of "git branch" does not always highlight the current branch
Am 09.04.2018 um 21:26 schrieb Hari Lubovac:
It appears to be just a reporting issue. Probably not a big deal, but
I thought I should report this, if it hasn't been noticed: when a
branch is switched to by being named with non-original
character-casing, then it's not clear which branch is current.
C:\repo>git checkout Bar
Switched to branch 'Bar'
The bug is not that the branch is not marked, but that you are permitted
to check out a branch that does not exist. This is a side-effect of the
fact that branch names are sometimes stored using file names, and, as we
know, file names are case-insensitive on Windows. I don't know of any
efforts to fix that (I assume that it is not just a simple fix). In the
meantime, I can only recommend: if it hurts, don't do it.
If you call `git gc` before the checkout command, I would expect that
you would not be able to check out branch 'Bar', because branches are
represented unambiguously after 'gc' (not as file names).