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From: Michal Novotny <>
Subject: allow "~" to be present in a tag name
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2018 09:11:49 +0100
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currently, if I try to create a tag that has tilde "~"  in name, an
error is raised. E.g.

$ git tag rpkg-util-1.4~rc1
fatal: 'rpkg-util-1.4~rc1' is not a valid tag name.

Now, actually it would be very cool if tilde was allowed in a tag name
because we would like to use it for tagging pre-releases of (not-only
rpm) packages.

Is there some deep technical reason why tilde cannot be present in a
tag name? I tried that e.g.

git tag rpkg-util-1.4%rc1

but percentage sign does not seem to be particular fitting for
pre-release marking.

Thank you

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Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-03-13  8:11 Michal Novotny [this message]
2018-03-13  9:07 ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-03-13  9:36   ` Michal Novotny
2018-03-13 10:09     ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-03-13 11:35       ` Michal Novotny
2018-03-15  8:39       ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-03-14  0:07 ` Jonathan Nieder

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