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authorJohannes Schindelin <>2007-08-01 00:30:14 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2007-08-01 07:38:31 (GMT)
commite90fdc39b6903502192b2dd11e5503cea721a1ad (patch)
treee14b1f32168c1797c50fbad205164b61bddbe091 /t/
parentd7ac12b25d375d32372b13f74e90425ca21d5dc1 (diff)
Clean up work-tree handling
The old version of work-tree support was an unholy mess, barely readable, and not to the point. For example, why do you have to provide a worktree, when it is not used? As in "git status". Now it works. Another riddle was: if you can have work trees inside the git dir, why are some programs complaining that they need a work tree? IOW it is allowed to call $ git --git-dir=../ --work-tree=. bla when you really want to. In this case, you are both in the git directory and in the working tree. So, programs have to actually test for the right thing, namely if they are inside a working tree, and not if they are inside a git directory. Also, GIT_DIR=../.git should behave the same as if no GIT_DIR was specified, unless there is a repository in the current working directory. It does now. The logic to determine if a repository is bare, or has a work tree (tertium non datur), is this: --work-tree=bla overrides GIT_WORK_TREE, which overrides core.bare = true, which overrides core.worktree, which overrides GIT_DIR/.. when GIT_DIR ends in /.git, which overrides the directory in which .git/ was found. In related news, a long standing bug was fixed: when in .git/bla/x.git/, which is a bare repository, git formerly assumed ../.. to be the appropriate git dir. This problem was reported by Shawn Pearce to have caused much pain, where a colleague mistakenly ran "git init" in "/" a long time ago, and bare repositories just would not work. Signed-off-by: Johannes Schindelin <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Diffstat (limited to 't/')
1 files changed, 19 insertions, 5 deletions
diff --git a/t/ b/t/
index aadeeab..7322161 100755
--- a/t/
+++ b/t/
@@ -33,17 +33,17 @@ mv .git repo.git || exit 1
say "core.worktree = relative path"
export GIT_DIR=repo.git
-export GIT_CONFIG=$GIT_DIR/config
+export GIT_CONFIG="$(pwd)"/$GIT_DIR/config
git config core.worktree ../work
test_rev_parse 'outside' false false false
cd work || exit 1
export GIT_DIR=../repo.git
-export GIT_CONFIG=$GIT_DIR/config
+export GIT_CONFIG="$(pwd)"/$GIT_DIR/config
test_rev_parse 'inside' false false true ''
cd sub/dir || exit 1
export GIT_DIR=../../../repo.git
-export GIT_CONFIG=$GIT_DIR/config
+export GIT_CONFIG="$(pwd)"/$GIT_DIR/config
test_rev_parse 'subdirectory' false false true sub/dir/
cd ../../.. || exit 1
@@ -84,9 +84,23 @@ test_rev_parse 'in repo.git' false true false
cd objects || exit 1
test_rev_parse 'in repo.git/objects' false true false
cd ../work || exit 1
-test_rev_parse 'in repo.git/work' false false true ''
+test_rev_parse 'in repo.git/work' false true true ''
cd sub/dir || exit 1
-test_rev_parse 'in repo.git/sub/dir' false false true sub/dir/
+test_rev_parse 'in repo.git/sub/dir' false true true sub/dir/
cd ../../../.. || exit 1
+test_expect_success 'repo finds its work tree' '
+ (cd repo.git &&
+ : > work/sub/dir/untracked &&
+ test sub/dir/untracked = "$(git ls-files --others)")
+test_expect_success 'repo finds its work tree from work tree, too' '
+ (cd repo.git/work/sub/dir &&
+ : > tracked &&
+ git --git-dir=../../.. add tracked &&
+ cd ../../.. &&
+ test sub/dir/tracked = "$(git ls-files)")