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Cc: Johannes Schindelin <>,
	Jeff King <>, Trygve Aaberge <>,
	Junio C Hamano <>,
	Matthieu Moy <>,
	Jeff Hostetler <>
Subject: [PATCH v2 2/2] Wait for child on signal death for aliases to externals
Date: Tue,  7 Jul 2020 14:17:15 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

From: Trygve Aaberge <>

When we are running an alias to an external command, we want to wait for
that process to exit even after receiving ^C which normally kills the
git process. This is useful when the process is ignoring SIGINT (which
e.g. pagers often do), and then we don't want it to be killed.

Having an alias which invokes a pager is probably not common, but it can
be useful e.g. if you have an alias to a git command which uses a
subshell as one of the arguments (in which case you have to use an
external command, not an alias to a builtin).

This patch is similar to the previous commit, but the previous commit
fixed this only for aliases to builtins, while this commit does the same
for aliases to external commands. In addition to waiting after clean
like the previous commit, this also enables cleaning the child (that was
already enabled for aliases to builtins before the previous commit),
because wait_after_clean relies on it. Lastly, while the previous commit
fixed a regression, I don't think this has ever worked properly.

Signed-off-by: Trygve Aaberge <>
 git.c | 2 ++
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)

diff --git a/git.c b/git.c
index 9b8d3c92e6..c0698c7d45 100644
--- a/git.c
+++ b/git.c
@@ -345,6 +345,8 @@ static int handle_alias(int *argcp, const char ***argv)
 			child.use_shell = 1;
+			child.clean_on_exit = 1;
+			child.wait_after_clean = 1;
 			child.trace2_child_class = "shell_alias";
 			argv_array_push(&child.args, alias_string + 1);
 			argv_array_pushv(&child.args, (*argv) + 1);

      reply	other threads:[~2020-07-07 12:17 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 13+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-07-04 22:18 [PATCH 1/2] Wait for child on signal death for aliases to builtins trygveaa
2020-07-04 22:18 ` [PATCH 2/2] Wait for child on signal death for aliases to externals trygveaa
2020-07-06 21:14   ` Jeff King
2020-07-07  1:38     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-07-07 10:19     ` Trygve Aaberge
2020-07-07 22:06       ` Jeff King
2020-07-05  2:15 ` [PATCH 1/2] Wait for child on signal death for aliases to builtins Johannes Schindelin
2020-07-07  1:48   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-07-06 20:41 ` Jeff King
2020-07-07  1:50   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-07-07 10:23     ` Trygve Aaberge
2020-07-07 12:17 ` [PATCH v2 " trygveaa
2020-07-07 12:17   ` trygveaa [this message]

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