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From: "Torsten Bögershausen" <>
To: "András Kucsma via GitGitGadget" <>
Cc:, "Junio C Hamano" <>,
	"András Kucsma" <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] Fix dir sep handling of GIT_ASKPASS on Windows
Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2020 17:35:40 +0100
Message-ID: <20200325163540.vdc7l72fke7yqryb@tb-raspi4> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

Thanks for working on this. I have 1 or 2 nits/questions, please see below.

On Wed, Mar 25, 2020 at 01:45:10PM +0000, András Kucsma via GitGitGadget wrote:
> From: Andras Kucsma <>
> On Windows with git installed through cygwin, GIT_ASKPASS failed to run

My understanding is, that git under cygwin needs this patch (so to say),
but isn't it so, that even Git for Windows has the same issue ?
The headline of the patch and the indicate so.
How about the following ?

On Windows GIT_ASKPASS failed to run for relative and absolute paths
containing only backslashes as directory separators.
The reason was that Git assumed that if there are no forward slashes in
the executable path, it has to search for the executable on the PATH.

The fix is to look for OS specific directory separators, not just
forward slashes, so introduce a helper function has_dir_sep() and use it
in run-command.

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Thread overview: 13+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-03-23 21:13 [PATCH] " András Kucsma via GitGitGadget
2020-03-24 20:51 ` Junio C Hamano
2020-03-25 13:45 ` [PATCH v2] " András Kucsma via GitGitGadget
2020-03-25 16:35   ` Torsten Bögershausen [this message]
2020-03-25 17:09     ` András Kucsma
2020-03-26 21:16     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-03-26 21:14   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-03-27  0:21     ` András Kucsma
2020-03-27  0:36   ` [PATCH v3] run-command: trigger PATH lookup properly on Cygwin András Kucsma via GitGitGadget
2020-03-27 18:04     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-03-27 18:10       ` András Kucsma
2020-03-27 18:41       ` Andreas Schwab
2020-03-27 21:27         ` Junio C Hamano

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