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authorAdam Roben <>2019-08-24 22:38:56 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2019-08-26 17:06:03 (GMT)
commit4e1a641ee345bbc877ed82962e12c45f09b6617b (patch)
tree51d518ed0d44e3ce0e80558113fcad9cb56ec2ab /compat
parent745f6812895b31c02b29bdfe4ae8e5498f776c26 (diff)
mingw: fix launching of externals from Unicode paths
If Git were installed in a path containing non-ASCII characters, commands such as `git am` and `git submodule`, which are implemented as externals, would fail to launch with the following error: > fatal: 'am' appears to be a git command, but we were not > able to execute it. Maybe git-am is broken? This was due to lookup_prog not being Unicode-aware. It was somehow missed in 85faec9d3a (Win32: Unicode file name support (except dirent), 2012-03-15). Note that the only problem in this function was calling `GetFileAttributes()` instead of `GetFileAttributesW()`. The calls to `access()` were fine because `access()` is a macro which resolves to `mingw_access()`, which already handles Unicode correctly. But `lookup_prog()` was changed to use `_waccess()` directly so that we only convert the path to UTF-16 once. To make things work correctly, we have to maintain UTF-8 and UTF-16 versions in tandem in `lookup_prog()`. Signed-off-by: Adam Roben <> Signed-off-by: Johannes Schindelin <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Diffstat (limited to 'compat')
1 files changed, 11 insertions, 4 deletions
diff --git a/compat/mingw.c b/compat/mingw.c
index 738f0a8..a417a3b 100644
--- a/compat/mingw.c
+++ b/compat/mingw.c
@@ -1161,14 +1161,21 @@ static char *lookup_prog(const char *dir, int dirlen, const char *cmd,
int isexe, int exe_only)
char path[MAX_PATH];
+ wchar_t wpath[MAX_PATH];
snprintf(path, sizeof(path), "%.*s\\%s.exe", dirlen, dir, cmd);
- if (!isexe && access(path, F_OK) == 0)
+ if (xutftowcs_path(wpath, path) < 0)
+ return NULL;
+ if (!isexe && _waccess(wpath, F_OK) == 0)
return xstrdup(path);
- path[strlen(path)-4] = '\0';
- if ((!exe_only || isexe) && access(path, F_OK) == 0)
- if (!(GetFileAttributes(path) & FILE_ATTRIBUTE_DIRECTORY))
+ wpath[wcslen(wpath)-4] = '\0';
+ if ((!exe_only || isexe) && _waccess(wpath, F_OK) == 0) {
+ if (!(GetFileAttributesW(wpath) & FILE_ATTRIBUTE_DIRECTORY)) {
+ path[strlen(path)-4] = '\0';
return xstrdup(path);
+ }
+ }
return NULL;