Re: [PATCH] Teach git-checkout-index to read filenames from stdin.

From: Christopher Faylor <>
Date: 2006-03-02 02:50:53
On Tue, Feb 28, 2006 at 09:43:33PM -0500, Shawn Pearce wrote:
>Since git-checkout-index is often used from scripts which may have a
>stream of filenames they wish to checkout it is more convenient to use
>--stdin than xargs.  On platforms where fork performance is currently
>sub-optimal and the length of a command line is limited (*cough* Cygwin

AFAIK, the length of the command line for cygwin apps is very large --
if you're using recent versions of Cygwin.  I believe that it is longer
than the linux default.  We bypass the Windows mechanism for setting the
command line when a cygwin program starts a cygwin program.

For native Windows programs, the command line length is ~32K but I don't
think that git uses any native Windows programs, does it?

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