git sometimes stripping one path component in commit mails

From: Geert Uytterhoeven
Date: Fri Sep 29 2006 - 04:41:47 EST


I noticed git sometimes strips one path component from the filenames in the
patches mailed to the git-commits mailing lists. This causes problems when
piping these mails through diffstat.

Here is a part of an actual mail received through
git-commits-head@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx to demonstrate this issue:

Is this a current git bug, or a bug in the version used for those mailing

| commit 94c12cc7d196bab34aaa98d38521549fa1e5ef76
| tree 8e0cec0ed44445d74a2cb5160303d6b4dfb1bc31
| parent 25d83cbfaa44e1b9170c0941c3ef52ca39f54ccc
| author Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@xxxxxxxxxx> 1159455403 +0200
| committer Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@xxxxxxxxxx> 1159455403 +0200

| diff --git a/include/asm-s390/irqflags.h b/include/asm-s390/irqflags.h
| dissimilarity index 65%
| index 3b566a5..3f26131 100644
| --- include/asm-s390/irqflags.h
| +++ include/asm-s390/irqflags.h

| diff --git a/include/asm-s390/lowcore.h b/include/asm-s390/lowcore.h
| index 18695d1..06583ed 100644
| --- a/include/asm-s390/lowcore.h
| +++ b/include/asm-s390/lowcore.h



Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 -- geert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
-- Linus Torvalds
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