I was playing around with some of the information that rev-parse can return and just tried --is-inside-work-tree to see what it would return. As expected, in my working-dir $PROJ, it returns "true". Same for within $PROJ/.git and $PROJ/dir_with_nothing_tracked

However, when I try "git rev-parse --is-inside-work-tree" outside my repo, I get


fatal: Not a git repository (or any parent up to mount point /home)
Stopping at filesystem boundary (GIT_DISCOVERY_ACROSS_FILESYSTEM not set).

According to my reading of the docs/man-pages, I should get "false" instead. Under what conditions should rev-parse return false?

In this case, I've got my user directories mounted on /home and a test repo in $PROJ=/home/tim/tmp/g so the error occurs in /home/tim and /home/tim/tmp but returns "true" in /home/tim/tmp/g /home/tim/tmp/g/.git and /home/tim/tmp/g/dir_with_nothing_tracked

Thanks,

-tkc

PS: running 1.7.10.4, FWIW, so if this has been fixed more recently, I'd be happy to just get a "already fixed in $NEWER_REV".



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