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authorJohannes Schindelin <>2021-07-24 22:06:53 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2021-07-26 19:17:16 (GMT)
commite394a16023cbb62784e380f70ad8a833fb960d68 (patch)
treeb358bbb33958aa3caadb72d35150d68b37733014 /t/
parenta03b097d6307763c6778f5a1f194fbcbd158a5f7 (diff)
interpolate_path(): allow specifying paths relative to the runtime prefix
Ever since Git learned to detect its install location at runtime, there was the slightly awkward problem that it was impossible to specify paths relative to said location. For example, if a version of Git was shipped with custom SSL certificates to use, there was no portable way to specify `http.sslCAInfo`. In Git for Windows, the problem was "solved" for years by interpreting paths starting with a slash as relative to the runtime prefix. However, this is not correct: such paths _are_ legal on Windows, and they are interpreted as absolute paths in the same drive as the current directory. After a lengthy discussion, and an even lengthier time to mull over the problem and its best solution, and then more discussions, we eventually decided to introduce support for the magic sequence `%(prefix)/`. If a path starts with this, the remainder is interpreted as relative to the detected (runtime) prefix. If built without runtime prefix support, Git will simply interpolate the compiled-in prefix. If a user _wants_ to specify a path starting with the magic sequence, they can prefix the magic sequence with `./` and voilĂ , the path won't be expanded. Signed-off-by: Johannes Schindelin <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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diff --git a/t/ b/t/
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+++ b/t/
@@ -540,6 +540,14 @@ test_expect_success RUNTIME_PREFIX,CAN_EXEC_IN_PWD 'RUNTIME_PREFIX works' '
cp "$GIT_EXEC_PATH"/git$X pretend/bin/ &&
GIT_EXEC_PATH= ./pretend/bin/git here >actual &&
echo HERE >expect &&
+ test_cmp expect actual'
+test_expect_success RUNTIME_PREFIX,CAN_EXEC_IN_PWD '%(prefix)/ works' '
+ mkdir -p pretend/bin &&
+ cp "$GIT_EXEC_PATH"/git$X pretend/bin/ &&
+ git config yes.path "%(prefix)/yes" &&
+ GIT_EXEC_PATH= ./pretend/bin/git config --path yes.path >actual &&
+ echo "$(pwd)/pretend/yes" >expect &&
test_cmp expect actual