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Re: `git add <<windows 8.3 path to file inside repo>>` results in "fatal: ... is outside repository"




On Mon, Mar 11, 2019 at 10:48 AM Johannes Sixt <j6t@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> Am 10.03.19 um 23:41 schrieb Anthony Sottile:
> > git init longname-repo
> > cd longname-repo
> > touch f
> > git add ..\longna~1\f
> >
> ...
> >
> > C:\Users\Anthony\AppData\Local\Temp\t\pre-commit-hooks\longname-repo>git
> > add ..\longna~1\f
> > fatal: ..\longna~1\f: '..\longna~1\f' is outside repository
>
> This has nothing to do with long vs. short path names. It would report
> the same error when you say
>
>   git add ..\longname-repo\f
>
> -- Hannes

Oops, I misreported while trying to minimize my reproduction

Here's an accurate bug report

git properly handles this:

    git add C:\full\path\to\longname-repo\file

When the root of the repo root is `C:\full\path\to\longname-repo`

But it does not handle the equivalent 8.3 path:

    git add C:\full\path\to\longna~1\file