Re: git vs git

From: Erik Mouw <erik@harddisk-recovery.com>
Date: 2006-01-31 02:37:15
On Mon, Jan 30, 2006 at 05:14:28PM +0200, Hendrik Visage wrote:
> as few of you might know, there existed a very nice mc/norton commander
> orientated tool called git
>       Homepage:    http://www.gnu.org/software/git/
>       Description: GNU Interactive Tools - increase speed and
> efficiency of most daily task

Yes, this has been discussed in the past.

> This package have been in existence since many summers, but the name choice for
> git - the stupid content tracker, seems to cause several weird problems when
> you don't want/expect it :(

GNU git development is dead. The last release is from March 13, 2000.

> Could the name git perhaps be reconsideredto something like SCT? or GnuSCT?

I don't think that will happen. The number of source control git users
outnumbers the number of GNU git users, so consider it a lost case.

> Just asking, as it do cause hassles when an environment is using git
> and suddenly
> need to load git to download newer drivers etc. and then git isn't
> working because the wrong git is in the right place :(

I think we found the only GNU git user in the world! ;-)

A simple workaround would be to install git in a directory not in your
path and put a shell script "sct" in your path that just calls git.
Something like (untested):

  #! /bin/sh
  # sct: call git
  gitpath=/path/to/git
  export PATH=$gitpath:$PATH
  exec $gitpath/git $*


Erik

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