On Mon, Sep 24, 2012 at 2:22 PM, Nguyen Thai Ngoc Duy <pclo...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 24, 2012 at 6:59 PM, Johan Herland <jo...@herland.net> wrote:
>> The following works in the git.git repo:
>> $ cd t
>> $ git log -- /Documentation
>> [...]
> What version? Mine (recent master) does not work
> ~/w/git/t $ ../git log -- /Documentation
> fatal: '/Documentation' is outside repository

We initially found it on, and conrfirmed it on various 1.7.10
versions. A bisect reveals that this behavior changed in
v1.7.11.5-35-gf4c21e8 (Michael Haggerty: real_path(): properly handle
nonexistent top-level paths).

Does this mean that "git log -- /Documentation" never should have
worked in the first place (and was "fixed" by this commit), or that it
should work (but was broken by this commit)?

In any case, what is the _preferred_ way to path-limit "git log" to
Documentation/RelNotes, when my cwd is t/?

Thanks for your help,


>> but the following does not:
>> $ cd t
>> $ git log -- /Documentation/RelNotes
>> fatal: Could not switch to '/Documentation': No such file or directory
>> Is this the intended behavior?
> --
> Duy

Johan Herland, <jo...@herland.net>
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