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From: Tommaso Ercole <>
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Subject: Creation of a branch named that has a directory prefix equal to the name of another branch fail.
Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2020 10:26:14 +0000	[thread overview]
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As per compiled bug report, creation of a branch that has a prefix that map to a folder, when that prefix is just an existing branch in the repo fails.

I.E. 'a/b/c' when 'a/b' just exists.

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Creating a branch a/b/c when a/b exists fails complaining that a ref 'a/b' just exists.

This is probably due to the fact that when creating a/b a directory 'a' is created inside 
'refs/heads' and a file 'b' is created under the a directory, avoiding the subsequent possibility 
to create a folder 'b' in the same directory that is needed to create the ref for 'a/b/c'

The solution seems to append to the file an extension to disambiguate the file from the folder.

[System Info]
git version:
git version
cpu: x86_64
built from commit: 907ab1011dce9112700498e034b974ba60f8b407
sizeof-long: 4
sizeof-size_t: 8
uname: Windows 10.0 18363 
compiler info: gnuc: 10.1
libc info: no libc information available

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       reply	other threads:[~2020-07-24 10:26 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
     [not found] <>
2020-07-24 10:26 ` Tommaso Ercole [this message]
2020-07-24 16:00   ` Creation of a branch named that has a directory prefix equal to the name of another branch fail Taylor Blau
2020-07-24 20:00     ` Jeff King
2020-07-24 20:43       ` Junio C Hamano
2020-07-27  8:21         ` Tommaso Ercole
2020-07-27  9:30           ` Bryan Turner
2020-07-27  8:51       ` Han-Wen Nienhuys
2020-07-24 20:36   ` Junio C Hamano

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