|author||Jeff King <firstname.lastname@example.org>||Mon Sep 24 04:39:55 2018 -0400|
|committer||Junio C Hamano <email@example.com>||Thu Sep 27 09:34:59 2018 -0700|
submodule-config: ban submodule paths that start with a dash We recently banned submodule urls that look like command-line options. This is the matching change to ban leading-dash paths. As with the urls, this should not break any use cases that currently work. Even with our "--" separator passed to git-clone, git-submodule.sh gets confused. Without the code portion of this patch, the clone of "-sub" added in t7417 would yield results like: /path/to/git-submodule: 410: cd: Illegal option -s /path/to/git-submodule: 417: cd: Illegal option -s /path/to/git-submodule: 410: cd: Illegal option -s /path/to/git-submodule: 417: cd: Illegal option -s Fetched in submodule path '-sub', but it did not contain b56243f8f4eb91b2f1f8109452e659f14dd3fbe4. Direct fetching of that commit failed. Moreover, naively adding such a submodule doesn't work: $ git submodule add $url -sub The following path is ignored by one of your .gitignore files: -sub even though there is no such ignore pattern (the test script hacks around this with a well-placed "git mv"). Unlike leading-dash urls, though, it's possible that such a path _could_ be useful if we eventually made it work. So this commit should be seen not as recommending a particular policy, but rather temporarily closing off a broken and possibly dangerous code-path. We may revisit this decision later. There are two minor differences to the tests in t7416 (that covered urls): 1. We don't have a "./-sub" escape hatch to make this work, since the submodule code expects to be able to match canonical index names to the path field (so you are free to add submodule config with that path, but we would never actually use it, since an index entry would never start with "./"). 2. After this patch, cloning actually succeeds. Since we ignore the submodule.*.path value, we fail to find a config stanza for our submodule at all, and simply treat it as inactive. We still check for the "ignoring" message. Signed-off-by: Jeff King <firstname.lastname@example.org> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <email@example.com>
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