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Re: [BUG] GIT_SSH_COMMAND is not being decomposed

On Sat, Apr 13 2019, Randall S. Becker wrote:

> I am encountering a problem on one of our NonStop platform variants where
> the GIT_SSH_COMMAND string is not being broken into constituent parts. This
> is causing SSH to not run properly. As background, SSH is not in a standard
> location and has non-standard required arguments. This also occurs with
> core.sshCommand. The situation is:
> git config --global core.sshCommand '/G/system/zssh/sshossz5 -Q'
> which correctly sets .gitconfig as:
> [core]
>         sshCommand = /G/system/zssh/sshossz5 -Q
> When git is run with GIT_TRACE=true GIT_PACKET_TRACE=true git fetch
> We get the partial trace:
> 14:19:56.027088 trace: built-in: git fetch
> 14:19:56.029895 trace: run_command: '/G/system/zssh/sshossz5 -Q' -G
> user@host
> The same trace on our systems that actually do work results in:
> 14:19:56.029895 trace: run_command: '/G/system/zssh/sshossz5' '-Q' -G
> user@host
> I need help resolving why this is happening (as in where to look and debug
> the situation).

This doesn't seem to be documented *explicitly* (except between the
lines & inferred), but it's only supported to pass a *command* there,
i.e. the path of the ssh binary. See the code around get_ssh_command()
in connect.c. The whole env/config value we look up gets passed as one.

So if you need arguments you need to create a wrapper script and set ssh
command to that script.