From: Johannes Sixt <>

Back in 21e9757e (Hack git-add--interactive to make it work with
ActiveState Perl, 2007-08-01), the invocation of external commands was
changed to use qx{} on Windows. The rationale was that the command
interpreter on Windows is not a POSIX shell, but rather Windows's CMD.
That patch was wrong to include 'msys' in the check whether to use qx{}
or not: 'msys' identifies MSYS perl as shipped with Git for Windows,
which does not need the special treatment; qx{} should be used only with
ActiveState perl, which is identified by 'MSWin32'.

Signed-off-by: Johannes Sixt <>
Signed-off-by: Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy <>
 git-add--interactive.perl | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/git-add--interactive.perl b/git-add--interactive.perl
index 75a991f..5156384 100755
--- a/git-add--interactive.perl
+++ b/git-add--interactive.perl
@@ -169,7 +169,7 @@ my %patch_modes = (
 my %patch_mode_flavour = %{$patch_modes{stage}};
 sub run_cmd_pipe {
-       if ($^O eq 'MSWin32' || $^O eq 'msys') {
+       if ($^O eq 'MSWin32') {
                my @invalid = grep {m/[":*]/} @_;
                die "$^O does not support: @invalid\n" if @invalid;
                my @args = map { m/ /o ? "\"$_\"": $_ } @_;

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