Am 3/20/2013 18:10, schrieb Junio C Hamano:
> Johannes Sixt <> writes:
>> From: Johannes Sixt <>
>> MSYS bash considers the part "/g" in the sed expression "s/./=/g" as an
>> absolute path after an assignment, and mangles it to a C:/something
>> string. Do not attract bash's attention by avoiding the equals sign.
> If this breakage is about path mangling, I suspect it may be cleaner
> to work it around by not using / as the pattern separator, e.g.
>       sed -e s!.!=!g

Half a year down the road you'd scratch your head why you were not using
'/' as separator. As the replacement character is irrelevant here, it's
better to exchange that. Therefore, I still prefer my version.

> Or perhaps use SHELL_PATH to point at a more reasonable
> implementation of shell that does not have such an idiocy?

Well, POSIX and DOS paths look inherently different, particularly absolute
paths. You can't write a reasonably portable shell script if the shell
doesn't help in some way.

Not to mention that the supply of POSIX shells on Windows is inherently

-- Hannes
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