On Wed, 2014-01-15 at 13:48 +0100, Martin Erik Werner wrote:
> If git-mv is provided absolute paths when moving symlinks, it tries to
> dereference them and (attempts to) move the symlink target rather than the
> symlink itself, this seems like a quite odd behaviour since it's inconsistent
> with how git-mv works with symlinks if given relative paths, and I'm thinking
> it might be a bug, since it not documented in the git-mv manpage.
I've done a bit more digging into this: The issue applies to pretty much all
commands which can be given paths to files which are present in the work tree,
so add, cat-file, rev-list, etc.
I've written a test and a fix which seems to do the right thing.
Martin Erik Werner (2):
t0060: Add test for manipulating symlinks via absolute paths
setup: Don't dereference in-tree symlinks for absolute paths
setup.c | 54 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-------------------
t/t0060-path-utils.sh | 7 +++++++
2 files changed, 41 insertions(+), 20 deletions(-)
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