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From: Alex Riesen <>
To: Junio C Hamano <>
Cc:, Christian Couder <>,
	Jonathan Nieder <>, Jeff King <>
Subject: Re: "git -c web.browser=w3m help -w help" still kicks firefox
Date: Mon, 23 Aug 2010 21:02:36 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Mon, Aug 23, 2010 at 20:05, Junio C Hamano <> wrote:
> I know exactly why this happens---we save the config from the command line
> on a list only so that we can apply them in the correct order after items
> coming from files, but we do not use the saved values to pass them around
> to sub-git invocations.
>  8b1fa77 (Allow passing of configuration parameters in the command line, 2010-03-26)
> A "trivial fix" would be to pass this info through the execv_git_cmd()
> interface by either exporting it via an environment variable or by
> modifying the command line options, but I am not sure about the possible
> fallouts from such a change.  For example, does "git -c var=value config ..."
> work sensibly when what "config" is told to do (say, remove a section)
> contradicts with having the named var with a given value?
> I am wondering if this is worth fixing it in the first place.
> Opinions?  Patches ;-)?

Maybe it is worth fixing, but on a case-by-case basis?

I mean changing the execv_git_cmd interface (or create a new execv function),
so that it can get the list of config vars to pass down to the callee. A trivial
case of its use would be to just pass the current config (or, more
likely, none).
Or, one could give it its own list of config parameters.

  parent reply	other threads:[~2010-08-23 19:02 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2010-08-23 18:05 Junio C Hamano
2010-08-23 18:38 ` Jeff King
2010-08-23 19:16   ` Jeff King
2010-08-24  6:41     ` [PATCH 2/1] do not pass "git -c foo=bar" params to transport helpers Jonathan Nieder
2010-08-24 14:14       ` Jeff King
2010-08-24 19:07       ` [PATCH 2/1] do not pass &quot;git -c foo=bar&quot; " Eric Raible
2010-08-23 19:02 ` Alex Riesen [this message]
2010-08-23 20:33   ` "git -c web.browser=w3m help -w help" still kicks firefox Jeff King
2010-08-24  5:01     ` Jonathan Nieder
2010-08-24 14:12       ` Jeff King

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