On Tue, 13 Sep 2011 01:41:30 -0700 (PDT)
tombert <tomb...@live.at> wrote:

> Trying to clone from a project with url:
> <name>@<host>:<path>
> Real-world example:
> tom@myserver:/cmdata/git/myproject
> fails with an error "could not resolve hostname myserver:: no address
> associated with name"
> Take special attention on the two colons ::
> because when I try to clone from (removed the colon after the server)
> tom@myserver/cmdata/git/myproject
> it works.
> On the other hand using tortoiseGit it definitely shows up the colon
> after the server name.
> So for me it looks like the user-server-path spliting of the url is
> performed on the wrong separators ...

Two points:
 * According to the "GIT URLS" section of the git-clone manual page,
   a stray colon between the server and path components is only allowed
   when working over SSH (to mimic scp's convention).
   So are you cloning via SSH?  I would not be surprised it doesn't work
   for git:// or http[s]://.
 * Shouldn't this problem be reported to the TortoiseGit's tracker?
   Personally, I don't care but I think it's a good idea.

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