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authorJohan Herland <>2010-01-26 15:02:16 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2010-01-26 19:20:06 (GMT)
commit65807ee697a28cb30b8ad38ebb8b84cebd3f255d (patch)
parente276f018f2c1f0fc962fbe44a36708d1cdebada8 (diff)
builtin-config: Fix crash when using "-f <relative path>" from non-root dir
When your current directory is not at the root of the working tree, and you use the "-f" option with a relative path, the current code tries to read from a wrong file, since argv[2] is now beyond the end of the rearranged argument list. This patch replaces the incorrect argv[2] with the variable holding the given config file name. The bug was introduced by d64ec16 (git config: reorganize to use parseopt). [jc: added test] Signed-off-by: Johan Herland <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2 files changed, 12 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/builtin-config.c b/builtin-config.c
index a81bc8b..5a5d214 100644
--- a/builtin-config.c
+++ b/builtin-config.c
@@ -339,7 +339,7 @@ int cmd_config(int argc, const char **argv, const char *unused_prefix)
if (!is_absolute_path(given_config_file) && prefix)
config_exclusive_filename = prefix_filename(prefix,
- argv[2]);
+ given_config_file);
config_exclusive_filename = given_config_file;
diff --git a/t/ b/t/
index 43ea283..c81ccf2 100755
--- a/t/
+++ b/t/
@@ -398,6 +398,17 @@ test_expect_success 'alternative GIT_CONFIG' 'cmp output expect'
test_expect_success 'alternative GIT_CONFIG (--file)' \
'git config --file other-config -l > output && cmp output expect'
+test_expect_success 'refer config from subdirectory' '
+ mkdir x &&
+ (
+ cd x &&
+ echo strasse >expect
+ git config --get --file ../other-config ein.bahn >actual &&
+ test_cmp expect actual
+ )
GIT_CONFIG=other-config git config anwohner.park ausweis
cat > expect << EOF