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From: Theodor Negrescu <>
To: Jeff King <>
Cc: Eric Sunshine <>, Git List <>
Subject: Re: BUG: Git path --config doesn't work with ~ symbol
Date: Wed, 5 May 2021 21:59:58 +0300	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

You're right, "notepad ~/test.txt" doesn't work either.
I figured out a workaround:
    cfg = "!git config --file $(echo ~)/git-settings/.gitconfig "
However what confuses me is that I also have
    hooksPath = ~/git-settings/hooks
and that ~ works. So why doesn't it work in config --file?

On Wed, May 5, 2021 at 9:35 PM Jeff King <> wrote:
> On Wed, May 05, 2021 at 09:30:21PM +0300, Theodor Negrescu wrote:
> > I'm using powershell, but usually ~ works there. Typing "cd ~" would
> > work for example.
> > Also I tried using the command as an alias and it still didn't work.
> I don't know anything about powershell, but generally "cd" is a builtin
> to the shell (because it is impacting the shell's environment). So it
> may be that powershell "cd" expands "~" itself, but that the shell
> doesn't expand it for executed commands.
> There are some Windows folks who hang out on this list, so you may get a
> better response. But you might also ask in the Git for Windows mailing
> list:
> -Peff

  reply	other threads:[~2021-05-05 19:00 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-05-05 18:06 BUG: Git path --config doesn't work with ~ symbol Theodor Negrescu
2021-05-05 18:13 ` Theodor Negrescu
2021-05-05 18:14 ` Jeff King
2021-05-05 18:21   ` Eric Sunshine
2021-05-05 18:30     ` Theodor Negrescu
2021-05-05 18:35       ` Jeff King
2021-05-05 18:59         ` Theodor Negrescu [this message]
2021-05-05 19:01           ` Jeff King
2021-05-05 18:32     ` Jeff King

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