summaryrefslogtreecommitdiff
diff options
context:
space:
mode:
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-check-ref-format.txt2
-rw-r--r--refs.c3
2 files changed, 4 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/git-check-ref-format.txt b/Documentation/git-check-ref-format.txt
index 0873e60..0b7982e 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-check-ref-format.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-check-ref-format.txt
@@ -42,6 +42,8 @@ imposes the following rules on how references are named:
. They cannot contain a sequence `@{`.
+- They cannot contain a `\\`.
+
These rules make it easy for shell script based tools to parse
reference names, pathname expansion by the shell when a reference name is used
unquoted (by mistake), and also avoids ambiguities in certain
diff --git a/refs.c b/refs.c
index 2b1f0f0..bb4bdc9 100644
--- a/refs.c
+++ b/refs.c
@@ -682,12 +682,13 @@ int for_each_rawref(each_ref_fn fn, void *cb_data)
* - it has ASCII control character, "~", "^", ":" or SP, anywhere, or
* - it ends with a "/".
* - it ends with ".lock"
+ * - it contains a "\" (backslash)
*/
static inline int bad_ref_char(int ch)
{
if (((unsigned) ch) <= ' ' ||
- ch == '~' || ch == '^' || ch == ':')
+ ch == '~' || ch == '^' || ch == ':' || ch == '\\')
return 1;
/* 2.13 Pattern Matching Notation */
if (ch == '?' || ch == '[') /* Unsupported */