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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] git urls: prefix with GIT_PROTO_PREFIX

Ian Campbell writes ("Re: [PATCH] git urls: prefix with GIT_PROTO_PREFIX"):
> On Tue, 2014-09-23 at 18:56 +0100, Ian Jackson wrote:
> > This allows the prefixing of all git clone and fetch URLs with
> > a single fixed string.  This could be used to:
> >  - clone from a local tree /path/to/something/git:/whatever/thing
> >  - use a cacheing git proxy such as found in chiark-utils
> Is this intended as a for-personal-use version of the munging osstest
> does?

I just used it like that to test George's tarball series.
osstest could probably usefully use it too.

> I've no problem with the patch but two idle thoughts:
> Should the default be "git://" (and that prefix dropped from the values)
> to reduce the odd naming requirements for local trees?

Maybe.  I decided not, because the way I did it makes the actual usual
URLs nice and clear.

> Could this be done globally for a user via .gitconfig and pullInsteadOf?
> Perhaps with:
> [url "git://"]
>       pullInsteadOf = "/path/to/something/git:/"
> or (more usefully perhaps) the equivalent proxy rune?

You would have to list all of the urls.  There isn't a formal way to
extract them from the xen.git tree (there's git grep and sed, but
that's pretty yucky and not necessary reliable).


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