Karsten Blees <karsten.bl...@gmail.com> writes:

> Am 18.08.2014 00:01, schrieb Erik Faye-Lund:
>> On Sun, Aug 17, 2014 at 10:18 PM, Daniel Corbe <co...@corbe.net> wrote:
>>> I installed git on my Windows machine while it was connected to my
>>> corporate network.  It picked up on that fact and used a mapped drive to
>>> store its configuration file.
>>> As a result, I cannot currently use git when disconnected from my
>>> network.  It throws the following error message: fatal: unable to access
>>> 'Z:\/.config/git/config': Invalid argument
>>> Obviously this value is stored in the registry somewhere because I made
>>> an attempt to uninstall and reinstall git with the same results.
>>> Can someone give me some guidance here?
>> Git looks for the per-user configuration in $HOME/.gitconfig, and if
>> $HOME is not set, it falls back to $HOMEDIR/$HOMEPATH/.gitconfig. My
>> guess would be some of these environment variables are incorrectly set
>> on your system.
> To be precise, git checks if %HOME% is set _and_ the directory exists before
> falling back to %HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH%.
> If %HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH% isn't set or the directory doesn't exist either, it
> falls back to %USERPROFILE%, which is always local (C:/Users/<yourname>), even
> if disconnected from the network (at least that's how its supposed to be).

Awesome!  Thanks for the advice. 

%HOMEDRIVE% and %HOMEPATH% are indeed set by my system and point to an
 (often disconnected) network drive.  I manually forced %HOME% to
 %USERPROFILE% and it works like a charm now.  

I would argue that on Windows %USERPROFILE% should be checked first (or
at least after %HOME%).

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