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Mar. 27th, 2007 | 12:34 am

Imagine you have the following tree with two similarly named git repositories:
  • mozilla
    • mozilla
    • mozilla.git

If you do git clone git+ssh://.../mozilla/mozilla/ which repository do you pull from?

If you answered mozilla.git, you win.

I unfortunately lose because it took me a long time to figure out that's why my cloned trees were wrong, git was silently pulling from "mozilla.git", even though I was asking for "mozilla". It might've been nice if git-clone actually reported which remote directory it was actually pulling from.

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