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Re: [egit-dev] Opinion on 'Paste Repository Path' in EGit

Hi all,

as I am the culprit who implemented this, here’s my remarks on this:


1. Absolutely. Implying the .git folder has been lingering in the back of my head for quite a while. Not sure if the suggested implementation is exactly correct (simply appending “/.git” to the path might not work on Windows), but I would agree with both changing the menu label and the logic

2. I’m not sure if I would agree with this. We already have the clone button for this action, so adding it to the context menu would add no value.


Best regards



From: egit-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:egit-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Abhishek Bhatnagar
Sent: Dienstag, 23. August 2011 17:06
To: egit-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [egit-dev] Opinion on 'Paste Repository Path' in EGit


In the 'Git Repositories' View, when one right-clicks and goes 'Paste Repository Path', EGit expects a path to a local repository; example, something with the format: /home/user/workspace/project/.git

I've encountered at least 5 people who have had trouble with that because they understood 'Paste Repository Path' to say either or both of the following things:
1. paste local repository, but of the format: /home/user/workspace/project
[the change here being that the .git folder should be implied]
2. paste remote repository

I propose that we change the terminology and an additional button to this menu.
1. We change 'Paste Repository Path' to say 'Paste Local Repository Path', and also auto-imply the existence of a .git folder.
2. We add a second menu option saying 'Clone Remote Repository' which invokes the clone repository dialog.

These changes are submitted in a patch located here:,3760

Let me know what your opinions are
Abhishek Bhatnagar

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