Luke Shumaker <luke...@sbcglobal.net> writes:
> The superficial aspect of this change is that git-daemon now allows paths
> that start with a "~". Previously, if git-daemon was run with
> "--base-path=/srv/git", it was impossible to get it to serve
I am not sure I understand what you are saying here. Do you mean
I have a path on my server /srv/git/~foo/bar.git; the tilde does
not mean anything special--it is just a byte in a valid pathname.
I want to allow my users to say
git fetch git://my.server/~foo/bar.git
and fetch from that repository, but "git daemon" lacks the way
to configure to allow it.
If that is the case, what happens instead? Due to the leading
"~foo/" getting noticed as an attempt to use the user-path expansion
it is not treated as just a literal character?
I am not sure if it is even a bug. As you can easily lose that
tilde that appears in front of subdirectory of /srv/git/ or replace
it with something else (e.g. "u/"), this smells like "Don't do it if
it hurts" thing to me.