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Re: [PATCH 1/1] mingw: handle absolute paths in expand_user_path()

On Wed, Nov 07, 2018 at 07:52:28PM +0100, Johannes Sixt wrote:

> > Okay, now we know everything you find wrong with the current patch. Do you
> > have any suggestion how to make it right? I.e. what would you suggest as a
> > way to specify in a gitconfig in a portable Git where the certificate
> > bundle is?
> Ah, so your actual problem is quite a different one!
> Do I understand correctly, that you use a leading slash as an indicator to
> construct a path relative to system_path(). How about a "reserved" user
> name? For example,
>   [http] sslcert = ~system_path/what/ever
> although a more unique name, perhaps with some punctuation, may be
> desirable.

It's syntactically a bit further afield, but something like:

  sslcert = $RUNTIME_PREFIX/what/ever

would make sense to me, and is a bit less subtle than the fake user. I
don't know if that would confuse people into thinking that we
interpolate arbitrary environment variables, though.