AW: Problem with filename containing '?'
- Date: Mon, 1 Apr 2019 06:20:29 +0000
- From: Kurt Ablinger <kurt.ablinger@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: AW: Problem with filename containing '?'
sorry to waste your time - my check was incomplete - the file in question is there.
But the problem with eGit/jGit on Windows (Eclipse) persists. I did not check jGit in linux.
The problem seems to be, that linux accepts ? in filenames - but windows does not - so no problem wit git (native or java).
Anyway - maybe this could be an option for a future version of git:
accept only 'compatible' file/path-names
this could be useful for usage on different platforms.
Sorry again, thanks and greetings
Von: Jeff King <peff@xxxxxxxx>
Gesendet: Freitag, 29. März 2019 14:34
An: Kurt Ablinger <kurt.ablinger@xxxxxxxxx>
Betreff: Re: Problem with filename containing '?'
On Fri, Mar 29, 2019 at 01:10:19PM +0000, Kurt Ablinger wrote:
> in Linux the git-client accepts (add, commit, push) files with '?' (questionmark) in its name.
> When cloning such a repository into Eclipse (eGit/jGit) the
> repository-clone is rejected with an 'Invalid Path'-message with the
> Under Linux it is possible to create a clone (the same git-binary used
> to checkin the ?-file) without any message.
> But the directory containing the ?-file is silently discarded whatever
> you checkout (master/HEAD, first or any other commit containing this
It seems to work fine for me with a few simple exercises:
git init repo
echo foo >'subdir/bar?'
git add .
git commit -m 'file with question mark in name'
git clone --no-local . child
echo changes >'subdir/bar?'
git commit -am 'changes'
It also seems to clone fine with jgit:
jgit clone $PWD/repo jgit-clone
Can you show us more exactly what you're running, and what doesn't work?
Also, one other question: are you sure it's actually a question mark in the name? If there are non-ascii garbage characters, "ls" will typically show a question mark when output is going to the terminal. E.g.:
$ echo foo >"$(printf 'funny\1char')"
$ ls | cat -A
$ ls | xxd
00000000: 6675 6e6e 7901 6368 6172 0a funny.char.
If it's some more exotic character, then that may be why jgit rejects it.