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2018-12-26git clone <url> C:\cygwin\home\USER\repo' is working (again)Torsten Bögershausen
A regression for cygwin users was introduced with commit 05b458c, "real_path: resolve symlinks by hand". In the the commit message we read: The current implementation of real_path uses chdir() in order to resolve symlinks. Unfortunately this isn't thread-safe as chdir() affects a process as a whole... The old (and non-thread-save) OS calls chdir()/pwd() had been replaced by a string operation. The cygwin layer "knows" that "C:\cygwin" is an absolute path, but the new string operation does not. "git clone <url> C:\cygwin\home\USER\repo" fails like this: fatal: Invalid path '/home/USER/repo/C:\cygwin\home\USER\repo' The solution is to implement has_dos_drive_prefix(), skip_dos_drive_prefix() is_dir_sep(), offset_1st_component() and convert_slashes() for cygwin in the same way as it is done in 'Git for Windows' in compat/mingw.[ch] Extract the needed code into compat/win32/path-utils.[ch] and use it for cygwin as well. Reported-by: Steven Penny <> Helped-by: Johannes Schindelin <> Signed-off-by: Torsten Bögershausen <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2017-07-05cygwin: allow pushing to UNC pathsTorsten Bögershausen
cygwin can use an UNC path like //server/share/repo $ cd //server/share/dir $ mkdir test $ cd test $ git init --bare However, when we try to push from a local Git repository to this repo, there is a problem: Git converts the leading "//" into a single "/". As cygwin handles an UNC path so well, Git can support them better: - Introduce cygwin_offset_1st_component() which keeps the leading "//", similar to what Git for Windows does. - Move CYGWIN out of the POSIX in the tests for path normalization in t0060 Signed-off-by: Torsten Bögershausen <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2013-07-18cygwin: Remove the Win32 l/stat() implementationRamsay Jones
Commit adbc0b6b ("cygwin: Use native Win32 API for stat", 30-09-2008) added a Win32 specific implementation of the stat functions. In order to handle absolute paths, cygwin mount points and symbolic links, this implementation may fall back on the standard cygwin l/stat() functions. Also, the choice of cygwin or Win32 functions is made lazily (by the first call(s) to l/stat) based on the state of some config variables. Unfortunately, this "schizophrenic stat" implementation has been the source of many problems ever since. For example, see commits 7faee6b8, 79748439, 452993c2, 085479e7, b8a97333, 924aaf3e, 05bab3ea and 0117c2f0. In order to avoid further problems, such as the issue raised by the new reference handling API, remove the Win32 l/stat() implementation. Signed-off-by: Ramsay Jones <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2013-03-25Make core.sharedRepository work under cygwin 1.7Torsten Bögershausen
When core.sharedRepository is used, set_shared_perm() in path.c needs lstat() to return the correct POSIX permissions. The default for cygwin is core.ignoreCygwinFSTricks = false, which means that the fast implementation in do_stat() is used instead of lstat(). lstat() under cygwin uses the Windows security model to implement POSIX-like permissions. The user, group or everyone bits can be set individually. do_stat() simplifes the file permission bits, and may return a wrong value. The read-only attribute of a file is used to calculate the permissions, resulting in either rw-r--r-- or r--r--r-- One effect of the simplified do_stat() is that t1301 fails. Add a function cygwin_get_st_mode_bits() which returns the POSIX permissions. When not compiling for cygwin, true_mode_bits() in path.c is used. Side note: t1301 passes under cygwin 1.5. The "user write" bit is synchronized with the "read only" attribute of a file: $ chmod 444 x $ attrib x A R C:\temp\pt\x cygwin 1.7 would show A C:\temp\pt\x Signed-off-by: Torsten Bögershausen <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2008-09-30cygwin: Use native Win32 API for statDmitry Potapov
lstat/stat functions in Cygwin are very slow, because they try to emulate some *nix things that Git does not actually need. This patch adds Win32 specific implementation of these functions for Cygwin. This implementation handles most situation directly but in some rare cases it falls back on the implementation provided for Cygwin. This is necessary for two reasons: - Cygwin has its own file hierarchy, so absolute paths used in Cygwin is not suitable to be used Win32 API. cygwin_conv_to_win32_path can not be used because it automatically dereference Cygwin symbol links, also it causes extra syscall. Fortunately Git rarely use absolute paths, so we always use Cygwin implementation for absolute paths. - Support of symbol links. Cygwin stores symbol links as ordinary using one of two possible formats. Therefore, the fast implementation falls back to Cygwin functions if it detects potential use of symbol links. The speed of this implementation should be the same as mingw_lstat for common cases, but it is considerable slower when the specified file name does not exist. Despite all efforts to make the fast implementation as robust as possible, it may not work well for some very rare situations. I am aware only one situation: use Cygwin mount to bind unrelated paths inside repository together. Therefore, the core.ignoreCygwinFSTricks configuration option is provided, which controls whether native or Cygwin version of stat is used. Signed-off-by: Dmitry Potapov <> Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>