On Tue, 13 Sep 2011 04:04:04 -0700 (PDT)
tombert <tomb...@live.at> wrote:
> > * 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.
> sorry for the missing context: yes it's windows xp.
> Yes it is ssh, and I even can write:
> git clone ssh://tom@myserver:/cmdata/git/myproject
> which gives an error, but ommiting the colon sucessfully resolves the
> This is not a TortoiseGit bug - so why report?
That wasn't easily understandable (at least for me).
Well, I just did some testing -- the idea is that "server:path" is only
viable without the "ssh://" schema prefix (because it implies SSH
itself). Hence `git clone user@server:path` works OK for me both with
Git 22.214.171.124 (Debian Linux) and 1.7.6.msysgit.0.
This is obviously not a bug because Git behaves exactly as stated in its
`git-clone` manual page; we just read it too creatively.
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