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authorMatthieu Moy <>2012-06-18 18:18:21 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2012-06-18 22:21:42 (GMT)
commit023e37c37780d6a56f2870a979c8eb3a9ee9a44d (patch)
tree74075e3fc2bf0cf4ca3997d1a745948a82c13e89 /builtin/grep.c
parentd7236c4395a0c8742871a72d920f789b5bd4abf6 (diff)
verify_filename(): ask the caller to chose the kind of diagnosis
verify_filename() can be called in two different contexts. Either we just tried to interpret a string as an object name, and it fails, so we try looking for a working tree file (i.e. we finished looking at revs that come earlier on the command line, and the next argument must be a pathname), or we _know_ that we are looking for a pathname, and shouldn't even try interpreting the string as an object name. For example, with this change, we get: $ git log COPYING HEAD:inexistant fatal: HEAD:inexistant: no such path in the working tree. Use '-- <path>...' to specify paths that do not exist locally. $ git log HEAD:inexistant fatal: Path 'inexistant' does not exist in 'HEAD' Signed-off-by: Matthieu Moy <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Diffstat (limited to 'builtin/grep.c')
1 files changed, 1 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/builtin/grep.c b/builtin/grep.c
index 9ce064a..d5655565 100644
--- a/builtin/grep.c
+++ b/builtin/grep.c
@@ -1045,7 +1045,7 @@ int cmd_grep(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix)
if (!seen_dashdash) {
int j;
for (j = i; j < argc; j++)
- verify_filename(prefix, argv[j]);
+ verify_filename(prefix, argv[j], j == i);
paths = get_pathspec(prefix, argv + i);