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From: "Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason" <>
To: Git ML <>
Subject: Should "head" also work for "HEAD" on case-insensitive FS?
Date: Tue, 04 Jul 2017 00:00:49 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)

I don't have a OSX box, but was helping a co-worker over Jabber the
other day, and he pasted something like:

    $ git merge-base github/master head

Which didn't work for me, and I thought he had a local "head" branch
until realizing that of course we were just resolving HEAD on the FS.

Has this come up before? I think it makes sense to warn/error about
these magic /HEAD/ revisions if they're not upper-case.

This is likely unintentional and purely some emergent effect of how it's
implemented, and leads to unportable git invocations.

             reply	other threads:[~2017-07-03 22:00 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 11+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2017-07-03 22:00 Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason [this message]
2017-07-04  7:19 ` Should "head" also work for "HEAD" on case-insensitive FS? Konstantin Khomoutov
2017-07-04  8:24   ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-07-05  8:36     ` Jeff King
2017-07-05 17:07       ` Junio C Hamano
2017-07-06 22:34         ` Junio C Hamano
     [not found]           ` <>
2017-07-27  0:23             ` Fwd: " Michael Haggerty
     [not found]             ` <>
2017-07-27  0:49               ` Junio C Hamano
2017-07-27 14:35                 ` Jeff King
2017-07-27 15:26                   ` Junio C Hamano
2017-07-06  3:35   ` Kenneth Hsu

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