From: Johannes Schindelin <>

The bash Git for Windows uses (i.e. the MSys bash) cannot pass
command-line arguments with high bits set verbatim to non-MSys programs,
but instead converts those characters with high bits set to their hex

For example, when running

        strings "$(echo -e '\x80')"

(where strings.exe is a MinGW program, not an MSys one) it will complain
about not finding the file called "80".

Signed-off-by: Johannes Schindelin <>
Signed-off-by: Stepan Kasal <>
 t/ | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/t/ 
index 8d6096d..bcbb825 100755
--- a/t/
+++ b/t/
@@ -117,7 +117,7 @@ test_expect_success 'url general escapes' '
        test "$(test-urlmatch-normalization -p "X://W?'\!'")" = "x://w/?'\!'"
-test_expect_success 'url high-bit escapes' '
+test_expect_success !MINGW 'url high-bit escapes' '
        test "$(test-urlmatch-normalization -p "$(cat "$tu-1")")" = 
"x://q/%01%02%03%04%05%06%07%08%0E%0F%10%11%12" &&
        test "$(test-urlmatch-normalization -p "$(cat "$tu-2")")" = 
"x://q/%13%14%15%16%17%18%19%1B%1C%1D%1E%1F%7F" &&
        test "$(test-urlmatch-normalization -p "$(cat "$tu-3")")" = 
"x://q/%80%81%82%83%84%85%86%87%88%89%8A%8B%8C%8D%8E%8F" &&

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