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'git status' failed with code 129: Unknown option: -c

bobmehta November 25, 2014

My SourceTree shows but command prompt (WIN7) shows git version 1.9.4.msysgit.2


I see below errors when cloning or adding repositories.


Please help!!!

--------------------------- Error encountered ---------------------------

 'git status' failed with code 129: Unknown option: -c


usage: git [--version] [--exec-path[=GIT_EXEC_PATH]] [--html-path]            [-p|--paginate|--no-pager] [--no-replace-objects]            [--bare] [--git-dir=GIT_DIR] [--work-tree=GIT_WORK_TREE]            [--help] COMMAND [ARGS]  (C:\BondWorks\webclients) --------------------------- OK   ---------------------------

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Balázs Szakmáry
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November 25, 2014

Try switching SourceTree to use the System Git or update the embedded Git (both in Tools\Options\Git). (It is probably using the embedded, which is pretty old.)

Raoul de Vries June 15, 2020

Updating embedded Git from 2.20.x -> 2.24.1 fixed it for me

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