On Tuesday, 24 July 2012 04:37:47 UTC-7, Tim Chase wrote:
> On Tuesday, July 24, 2012 12:29:22 AM UTC+2, Graham Jans wrote:
> > Consider this scenario:
> > $ touch "a 1.txt"
> > $ touch "a 2.txt"
> > $ git add "a 1.txt"
> > $ git status --porcelain
> > A "a 1.txt"
> > ?? a 2.txt
> > Note that the added file is properly quoted to account for the space,
> > the unadded file is not.
> > I am using *1.7.11.msysgit.0*.
> I don't know if this is a 1.7.x thing or a msysgit thing, but I'm
> running 22.214.171.124 on Debian Linux and tried the following:
> $ git init
> Initialized empty Git repository in /home/tim/tmp/g/.git/
> $ touch "a 1.txt"
> $ touch "a 2.txt"
> $ touch '"a 3.txt"'
> $ ls -lsF
> total 0
> 0 -rw-r--r-- 1 tim tim 0 Jul 24 06:30 "a 3.txt"
> 0 -rw-r--r-- 1 tim tim 0 Jul 24 06:30 a 1.txt
> 0 -rw-r--r-- 1 tim tim 0 Jul 24 06:30 a 2.txt
> $ git add "a 1.txt"
> $ git status --porcelain
> A a 1.txt
> ?? "\"a 3.txt\""
> ?? a 2.txt
> I don't get quotes around *either* "a 1.txt" or "a 2.txt", but I do
> get peculiar quoting around '"a 3.txt"' (NB: I don't believe that
> double-quotes are valid filename characters on Windows, so YMMV; and
> if you use double-quotes in file-names, you're just asking for trouble)
Yeah, so in your case, the behavior is at least consistent: it doesn't put
quotes around filenames in spaces in either the 'a 1' or 'a 2' case. (In
the case of 'a 3'... that's just odd, I've never seen anyone put quotes
_in_ a filename before! ;) )
I think quoting filenames with spaces in them is the more sensical
behavrior (or escaping the spaces), as this allows the output to be
trivially used as input; but as I mention above, the real issue I have with
what I'm seeing is the _inconsistency_.
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