doc: clarify gitcredentials path component matching
authorDavid Zych <dmrz@illinois.edu>
Wed, 26 Sep 2018 22:23:11 +0000 (22:23 +0000)
committerJunio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
Thu, 27 Sep 2018 22:24:50 +0000 (15:24 -0700)
The gitcredentials documentation implied that the config file's
"pattern" URL might include a path component, but did not explain that
it must match exactly (potentially leaving readers with the false hope
that it would support a more flexible prefix match).

Signed-off-by: David Zych <dmrz@illinois.edu>
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
Documentation/gitcredentials.txt

index f970196..adc7596 100644 (file)
@@ -133,6 +133,12 @@ compares hostnames exactly, without considering whether two hosts are part of
 the same domain. Likewise, a config entry for `http://example.com` would not
 match: Git compares the protocols exactly.
 
+If the "pattern" URL does include a path component, then this too must match
+exactly: the context `https://example.com/bar/baz.git` will match a config
+entry for `https://example.com/bar/baz.git` (in addition to matching the config
+entry for `https://example.com`) but will not match a config entry for
+`https://example.com/bar`.
+
 
 CONFIGURATION OPTIONS
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