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directory (typically a sequence of "../", or an empty string).
--git-dir::
- Show `$GIT_DIR` if defined else show the path to the .git directory.
+ Show `$GIT_DIR` if defined. Otherwise show the path to
+ the .git directory, relative to the current directory.
++
+If `$GIT_DIR` is not defined and the current directory
+is not detected to lie in a git repository or work tree
+print a message to stderr and exit with nonzero status.
--is-inside-git-dir::
When the current working directory is below the repository