Manlio Perillo <> writes:

> Il 15/12/2012 19:02, Junio C Hamano ha scritto:
>> Manlio Perillo <> writes:
>>> Unlike other environment variables (e.g. GIT_WORK_TREE,
>>> GIT_NAMESPACE), it was not possible to set the GIT_INDEX_FILE
>>> environment variable using the command line.
>> Is this necessary?  I'd prefer to see a better reason than "just
>> because others have it".
> A long running program will be able to tell git to use an alternate
> index file, without having to modify its own environment,...

Hrm, isn't that the single-shot environment export syntax

        GIT_INDEX_FILE=foo git blah

is for?  Is there a real-world need for this?

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