Re: [PATCH] (Updated) Exec git programs without using PATH.

From: Linus Torvalds <>
Date: 2006-01-12 07:42:35
On Wed, 11 Jan 2006, Junio C Hamano wrote:
> For your (primarily Michal, but other interested parties as
> well) reference, here is the diff between your patch in the
> message I am replying to and what I placed in the "pu" branch
> last night.

Tangentially related note: maybe we should try to move to a "spawn()" like 
interface so that it could port better to native Windows interfaces?

Even under Linux, using vfork()+exec() is actually faster than a regular 
fork/exec, so there are potential advantages.

The real advantage of fork+exec is how you can do arbitrary setup between 
the two, without needing insanely complex rules for file descriptors etc. 
But maybe we don't have tons of those issues?

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