Files or paths with an Apostrophe cannot be staged

Hi,

When a filename conatins an apostrophe (') or the path to the filename contains an apostrophe, that file cannot be staged.

This is the error output for a path with an apostrophe;

git -c diff.mnemonicprefix=false -c core.quotepath=false add -f -- Folder with apostophe '/Test.txt

fatal: pathspec 'Folder' did not match any files

Completed with errors, see above.

This is the error output for a file with an apostrophe;

git -c diff.mnemonicprefix=false -c core.quotepath=false add -f -- File with apostrophe '.txt

fatal: pathspec 'File' did not match any files

Completed with errors, see above.

I'm using SourceTree v1.0.1.0

Thanks

Matt

3 answers

1 accepted

Files with apostrophes seem to work fine, it's the combination of spaces *and* apostrophes that doesn't. I'll fix that.

G'day Steve,

You are correct.
It is only when the path or file contains a space AND an apostrophe.

Cheers

Matthew

I have the same problem with this filename: Sin tÌtulo-1.gif

That's because it's an extended code page and not UTF8. We will be adding support for non-UTF8 extended characters in SourceTree 1.1.

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
How to earn badges on the Atlassian Community

How to earn badges on the Atlassian Community

Badges are a great way to show off community activity, whether you’re a newbie or a Champion.

Learn more
Community showcase
Published May 30, 2018 in Sourcetree

Tip from the team: configuring Git or Mercurial in Sourcetree

Supported Platforms macOS Windows To make using Sourcetree as simple yet powerful as possible we embed (bundle) dependencies such as Git, Git LFS, and Mercurial. We strive to keep these...

569 views 1 2
Read article

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you