By default, Windows abort()'s instead of setting
errno=EINVAL when invalid arguments are passed to standard functions.

For example, when PAGER quits and git detects it with
errno=EPIPE on write(), check_pipe() in write_or_die.c tries raise(SIGPIPE)
but since there is no SIGPIPE on Windows, it is treated as invalid argument,
causing abort() and crash report window.

Linking in invalidcontinue.obj (provided along with MS compiler) allows
raise(SIGPIPE) to return with errno=EINVAL.

Signed-off-by: Marat Radchenko <>
 config.mak.uname | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/config.mak.uname b/config.mak.uname
index 38c60af..8e7ec6e 100644
--- a/config.mak.uname
+++ b/config.mak.uname
@@ -366,7 +366,7 @@ ifeq ($(uname_S),Windows)
-Icompat/regex -Icompat/win32 -DSTRIP_EXTENSION=\".exe\"
-       EXTLIBS = user32.lib advapi32.lib shell32.lib wininet.lib ws2_32.lib
+       EXTLIBS = user32.lib advapi32.lib shell32.lib wininet.lib ws2_32.lib 
        PTHREAD_LIBS =
        lib =
 ifndef DEBUG

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