Stepan Kasal <> writes:

> This one was accepted to git, but was reverted in msysGit almost
> immediately by 64a8a03.  Things stayed that way for 2 years.
> So it seems no one has ever actually used this code.
> Consequently, I propose to revert 4dce7d9b from git.

OK, let's do this.  I'd like you to take the authorship of it (and
correct any mistake I may have made in the description) with your


-- >8 --
From: Stepan Kasal <>
Subject: [PATCH] Revert "submodules: fix ambiguous absolute paths under Windows"

This reverts commit 4dce7d9b408b2935b85721b54a2010eda7ec1be9,
which was originally done to help Windows but was almost
immediately reverted in msysGit, and the codebase kept this
unnecessary divergence for almost two years.

Not-Signed-off-yet-by: Stepan Kasal <>
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
--- | 3 ---
 1 file changed, 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/ b/
index 66f5f75..821e6d4 100755
--- a/
+++ b/
@@ -285,9 +285,6 @@ module_clone()
        # resolve any symlinks that might be present in $PWD
        a=$(cd_to_toplevel && cd "$gitdir" && pwd)/
        b=$(cd_to_toplevel && cd "$sm_path" && pwd)/
-       # normalize Windows-style absolute paths to POSIX-style absolute paths
-       case $a in [a-zA-Z]:/*) a=/${a%%:*}${a#*:} ;; esac
-       case $b in [a-zA-Z]:/*) b=/${b%%:*}${b#*:} ;; esac
        # Remove all common leading directories after a sanity check
        if test "${a#$b}" != "$a" || test "${b#$a}" != "$b"; then
                die "$(eval_gettext "Gitdir '\$a' is part of the submodule path 
'\$b' or vice versa")"

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