On Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 11:33:19AM -0800, Junio C Hamano wrote:
> > diff --git a/Documentation/git-fast-import.txt
> > b/Documentation/git-fast-import.txt
> > index 959e4d3..d1844ea 100644
> > --- a/Documentation/git-fast-import.txt
> > +++ b/Documentation/git-fast-import.txt
> > @@ -562,8 +562,12 @@ A `<path>` string must use UNIX-style directory
> > separators (forward
> > slash `/`), may contain any byte other than `LF`, and must not
> > start with double quote (`"`).
> > -If an `LF` or double quote must be encoded into `<path>` shell-style
> > -quoting should be used, e.g. `"path/with\n and \" in it"`.
> > +A path can use C-style string quoting; this is accepted in all cases
> > +and mandatory if the filename starts with double quote or contains
> > +`LF`.
> ... or backslash?
No, that was what we discussed elsewhere in the thread. It is OK to say:
M 100644 :1 file \with \backslashes
as de-quoting is triggered by the first character being double-quote.
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