On Wed, 17 Oct 2012, Junio C Hamano wrote:
> Mark Hills <m...@pogo.org.uk> writes:
> >> > It looks like it might be easier (and less confusing to users) to derive
> >> > this attribute from the top-level .git directory?
> >> Hrm, clever ;-)
> >> > Is there a reason why Git doesn't just follow (and echo) the top-level
> >> > permissions?
> >> Other than "we did not trust that all the end users are capable of
> >> doing the right 'chmod 2775 .git && chgrp project .git", with a
> >> little bit of "we didn't think of that when we wrote the system", I
> >> do not recall any.
> > Thanks. If I understand, you mean it might be worth a try to implement
> > this.
> Not really.
> I still do not think that all the end users are capable of doing the
> right 'chmod 2775 .git && chgrp project .git' themselves.
But with the current method, users still have to do this _and_ set
It would make things hard or impossible if we assume that a user wanting
to share a repository does not understand file modes or groups.
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