From: Josh Mandel <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Cc: Grahame Grieve <email@example.com> Subject: Misleading error message with invalid filename on Windows Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2019 17:31:19 -0500 [thread overview] Message-ID: <CANSMLKELiaTR81zscG6Or9psL2ZLizAtYEqT72WGHdY92sAFQA@mail.gmail.com> (raw) In-Reply-To: <CANSMLKFUXza=qj14gOd+jzX+R+R_JDO8XqmrjXYukB9s0FDhMQ@mail.gmail.com> Running git 2.21.0 on Windows with certain invalid file names like "c:\root.txt" (see https://github.com/jmandel/local-path-test as a test case), I get an expected "invalid path" error when I clone the repository. But if I actually have a file at this path (i.e., outside of the git working tree, at root of my file system) then I instead receive a different error message: $ touch /c/root.txt $ git clone https://github.com/jmandel/local-path-test.git > error: Untracked working tree file 'c:\root.txt' would be overwritten by merge. This error message is misleading, in that (if I understand correctly) there's actually no danger of my local file (which is *not* in the working tree at all) being overwritten. Best, Josh
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