Only the first half of the test works only on POSIX, the second half
passes on Windows as well.

A later test "real path removes other extra slashes" looks very similar,
but it does not make sense to split it in the same way: When two slashes
are prepended in front of an absolute DOS-style path on Windows, the
meaning of the path is changed (//server/share style), so that the test
cannot pass on Windows.

Signed-off-by: Johannes Sixt <>
 The series passes for me as is, but one test needs POSIX only in
 the first half. This patch splits it in two.

 t/ | 8 ++++++--
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/t/ b/t/
index e40f764..4ef2345 100755
--- a/t/
+++ b/t/
@@ -148,10 +148,14 @@ test_expect_success 'real path rejects the empty string' '
        test_must_fail test-path-utils real_path ""
-test_expect_success POSIX 'real path works on absolute paths' '
+test_expect_success POSIX 'real path works on absolute paths 1' '
        nopath="hopefully-absent-path" &&
        test "/" = "$(test-path-utils real_path "/")" &&
-       test "/$nopath" = "$(test-path-utils real_path "/$nopath")" &&
+       test "/$nopath" = "$(test-path-utils real_path "/$nopath")"
+test_expect_success 'real path works on absolute paths 2' '
+       nopath="hopefully-absent-path" &&
        # Find an existing top-level directory for the remaining tests:
        d=$(pwd -P | sed -e "s|^\([^/]*/[^/]*\)/.*|\1|") &&
        test "$d" = "$(test-path-utils real_path "$d")" &&
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe git" in
the body of a message to
More majordomo info at

Reply via email to