That would be perfect. (And I did mean I set the login shell to
git-prompt. Additionally, the git user does not have permissions to
run any other shell.) However, when I remove the git-shell-commands
directory I get (on the local end):

fatal: Interactive git shell is not enabled.
hint: ~/git-shell-commands should exist and have read and execute access.

If no one with more experience has the time to look into your
suggestion, I will try.


On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 4:25 PM, Jonathan Nieder <> wrote:
> Ethan Reesor wrote:
>> I have a git user set up on my server. It's prompt is set to
>> git-prompt and it's git-shell-commands is empty.
> [...]
>> How do I make the git user work like github where, upon attempting to
>> get a prompt, the connection is closed?
> I assume you mean that the user's login shell is git-shell.
> You can disable interactive logins by removing the
> ~/git-shell-commands/ directory.  Unfortunately that doesn't let you
> customize the message.  Perhaps it would make sense to teach shell.c
> to look for a
>         [shell]
>                 greeting = 'Hi %(username)! You've successfully 
> authenticated, but I do not provide interactive shell access.'
> setting in git's config file.  What do you think?
> Thanks,
> Jonathan

Ethan Reesor (Gmail)
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