Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] docbook Makefile.nmake query
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From: Evan Huus <[email protected]>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 18:28:06 -0400
On Sun, Aug 31, 2014 at 6:27 PM, Evan Huus <[email protected]> wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 31, 2014 at 6:24 PM, Guy Harris <[email protected]> wrote:
>> On Aug 31, 2014, at 3:10 PM, Gerald Combs <[email protected]> wrote:
>>> docbook/Makefile.nmake was copied from docbook/Makefile.am in g7e4b82a.
>>> It looks like the chmods were added in g7d7a541, perhaps to make sure
>>> the directories are suitable for distribution? They should probably be
>>> removed from Makefile.nmake.
>>         $ git show g7d7a541
>>         fatal: ambiguous argument 'g7d7a541': unknown revision or path not in the working tree.
>> What is wrong with the command in question? (Other than "The first token is 'git'." :-))
> "g" is used to prefix commits in common usage to distinguish them from
> non-git-related-SHAs (and to make life easier for automated-tool
> authors like Gerald writing the bugzilla/gerrit auto-linking regexes),
> but it isn't recognized by git (which is one of those trivial
> annoyances) so you have to remember to strip it, and do "git show
> 7d7a541".

P.S. You will note that "g" is not actually a hex character, which is
probably why it was choosen :)