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* rev-parse's show-{cdup,prefix} inconsistent when pwd symlink
@ 2019-07-07 15:36 Oliver Ford
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From: Oliver Ford @ 2019-07-07 15:36 UTC (permalink / raw)
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`git rev-parse --show-prefix` gives the symlinked directory, not pwd:

```
$ git init
Initialized empty Git repository in [~]/git-test/.git/
$ mkdir realdir
$ ln -s realdir symdir
$ cd symdir
$ pwd
[~]/misc/git-test/symdir
$ git rev-parse --show-prefix
realdir/
```

That might arguably be desirable, (though not in my prompt) but I don't think this is:

```
$ cd ..
$ mkdir realdir/2
$ ln -s realdir/2 symdir2
$ cd symdir2
$ pwd
[~]/misc/git-test/symdir2
$ git rev-parse --show-cdup
../../
```

that is, `--show-cdup` gives a 'cd up' that is incorrect for where we actually are.


Apologies if I've just missed an option,

-- 
Oliver Ford

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