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authorNguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy <>2013-01-11 03:09:59 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2013-01-11 03:13:17 (GMT)
commit95b63f1ebb1d2b1ae34238cac331dd1e6e437975 (patch)
treebbb25bec1f35c2b8e833c493eed90a2be3eb016e /builtin/clone.c
parent7e2010537e96d0a1144520222f20ba1dc3d61441 (diff)
clone: forbid --bare --separate-git-dir <dir>
The --separate-git-dir option was introduced to make it simple to put the git directory somewhere outside the worktree, for example when cloning a repository for use as a submodule. It was not intended for use when creating a bare repository. In that case there is no worktree and it is more natural to directly clone the repository and create a .git file as separate steps: git clone --bare /path/to/repo.git bar.git printf 'gitdir: bar.git\n' >foo.git Forbid the combination, making the command easier to explain. Signed-off-by: Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Diffstat (limited to 'builtin/clone.c')
1 files changed, 2 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/builtin/clone.c b/builtin/clone.c
index 0d663e3..b66766f 100644
--- a/builtin/clone.c
+++ b/builtin/clone.c
@@ -704,6 +704,8 @@ int cmd_clone(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix)
if (option_origin)
die(_("--bare and --origin %s options are incompatible."),
+ if (real_git_dir)
+ die(_("--bare and --separate-git-dir are incompatible."));
option_no_checkout = 1;