At 17:24 -0700 08 Apr 2013, Jonathan Nieder <> wrote:
+test_expect_success 'clone using repo with gitfile as a reference' '
+       git clone --separate-git-dir=L A M &&
+       git clone --reference=M A N &&

What should happen if I pass --reference=M/.git?

That isn't supported and I wouldn't expect it to work. The --reference option is documented as taking the location of a repository as the argument and I wouldn't consider a .git file to be a repository. I also can't think of a reason that it would be very useful since it should be simple to just refer to the directory containing the .git file. But if others disagree, I could be convinced to add support for that.

I also wouldn't consider it breakage if that use would start working, so I don't see a point in adding a test to check that that usage fails.

+       echo "$base_dir/L/objects" > expected &&

The usual style in tests is to include no space after >redirection

Fixed for the next version, pending further comments.
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