From: "Junio C Hamano" <gits...@pobox.com>
"Philip Oakley" <philipoak...@iee.org> writes:
... and the detection process for 'toplevel' may not work
properly when in a separated work-tree environment.
Without GIT_WORK_TREE exported to point at the top-level, there is
nothing that lets us "detect" it, as the working tree does not have
".git" directory to tell us to stop, no?
"No", but not in that way.
My point (to Dale) was, as you state, that the "cd to top level" was
(IIUC) the probable causes of the fault, and that a documentation update
would probably be appropriate for the discussion on exporting
GIT_WORK_TREE, and that it would specifically mention those git commands
that needed to "cd to top level", and hence would not work in such an
environment. (I wasn't sure where the appropriate "cd to top level"
An explanation here on the list wouldn't solve the problems for others
who are yet to make the same mistake, hence the implied suggestion.
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