From: Johannes Sixt <>

The test case depends on that test-sigchain can commit suicide by a call
to raise(SIGTERM) in a way that run-command.c::wait_or_whine() can detect
as death through a signal. There are no POSIX signals on Windows, and a
sufficiently close emulation is not available in the Microsoft C runtime
(and probably not even possible).

The particular deficiency is that when a signal is raise()d whose SIG_DFL
action will cause process death (SIGTERM in this case), the
implementation of raise() just calls exit(3).

We could check for exit code 3 in addition to 143, but that would miss
the point of the test entirely. Hence, just skip it on Windows.

Signed-off-by: Johannes Sixt <>
 t/ | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/t/ b/t/
index ad9e604..981437b 100755
--- a/t/
+++ b/t/
@@ -20,7 +20,7 @@ test_expect_success 'sigchain works' '
        test_cmp expect actual
-test_expect_success 'signals are propagated using shell convention' '
+test_expect_success !MINGW 'signals are propagated using shell convention' '
        # we use exec here to avoid any sub-shell interpretation
        # of the exit code
        git config alias.sigterm "!exec test-sigchain" &&

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