Re: Garbage in .git directories???

From: Petr Baudis <>
Date: 2005-09-20 09:40:30
Dear diary, on Tue, Sep 20, 2005 at 01:16:14AM CEST, I got a letter
where "H. Peter Anvin" <> told me that...
> Petr Baudis wrote:
> >>
> >>FWIW, using cg-clone (using git-core 0.99.6 and cogito 0.14.1) I keep 
> >>finding a directory in .git which consists of a single DEL character 
> >>(\177).
> >
> >Does cg-init produce it too? It really seems that this has to be a bug
> >in git-init-db. If that is the case, could you try temporarily renaming
> >the templates directory?
> cg-init does produce it, too.  I'm not sure what you mean with 
> temporarily renaming the templates directory?

Preventing git-init-db to copy its stuff into your .git/ - I think the
bug is likely somewhere there. Actually, this can be prevented by
passing an argument to git-init-db:

	git-init-db --template=somethingnonexisting

Another idea - try this patch:

diff --git a/init-db.c b/init-db.c
--- a/init-db.c
+++ b/init-db.c
@@ -154,6 +154,7 @@ static void copy_templates(const char *g
 	memcpy(path, git_dir, len);
+	path[len] = 0;
 	copy_templates_1(path, len,
 			 template_path, template_len,

				Petr "Pasky" Baudis
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