path: root/builtin/sparse-checkout.c
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authorDerrick Stolee <>2020-01-24 21:19:33 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2020-01-24 21:26:54 (GMT)
commit3c754067a1164ffafd965dcd44a9f004e6100e42 (patch)
tree619430fbdc567577d6d95fc382382bbf83d1ba89 /builtin/sparse-checkout.c
parentd622c34396b3ea1a81f07d951ee1112f83d9330c (diff)
sparse-checkout: create leading directories
The 'git init' command creates the ".git/info" directory and fills it with some default files. However, 'git worktree add' does not create the info directory for that worktree. This causes a problem when running "git sparse-checkout init" inside a worktree. While care was taken to allow the sparse-checkout config to be specific to a worktree, this initialization was untested. Safely create the leading directories for the sparse-checkout file. This is the safest thing to do even without worktrees, as a user could delete their ".git/info" directory and expect Git to recover safely. Signed-off-by: Derrick Stolee <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Diffstat (limited to 'builtin/sparse-checkout.c')
1 files changed, 4 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/builtin/sparse-checkout.c b/builtin/sparse-checkout.c
index b3bed89..3cee8ab 100644
--- a/builtin/sparse-checkout.c
+++ b/builtin/sparse-checkout.c
@@ -199,6 +199,10 @@ static int write_patterns_and_update(struct pattern_list *pl)
int result;
sparse_filename = get_sparse_checkout_filename();
+ if (safe_create_leading_directories(sparse_filename))
+ die(_("failed to create directory for sparse-checkout file"));
fd = hold_lock_file_for_update(&lk, sparse_filename,