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Re: git silently ignores include directive with single quotes




To add another report of a similar problem, of silent skipping and not
of filepath quoting, I found this one:

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/31203634/git-clean-filter-python-script-on-windows/52264440#52264440

The user created .gitconfig and added to .git/config:

[include]
    path = .gitconfig

Not realizing that the two were not in the same folder. And probably
assuming that .git/config was referring to the root of repository, and
not relative to .git/, which is a reasonable assumption.

Of course he had no way of resolving this as git wasn't telling him
where it wasn't finding the file. i.e.

Can't find: ~/myrepo/.git/.gitconfig

which would have instantly told him where the problem was.

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