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From: Jeff King <>
To: Theodor Negrescu <>
Cc: Eric Sunshine <>, Git List <>
Subject: Re: BUG: Git path --config doesn't work with ~ symbol
Date: Wed, 5 May 2021 15:01:47 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Wed, May 05, 2021 at 09:59:58PM +0300, Theodor Negrescu wrote:

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

Some config options that refer to paths specifically expand "~", exactly
because there is no shell involved when Git reads them.


  reply	other threads:[~2021-05-05 19:01 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
2021-05-05 19:01           ` Jeff King [this message]
2021-05-05 18:32     ` Jeff King

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