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Offline ShipIt

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Calling msysgit with parameters
« on: October 30, 2015, 09:59:26 am »
Still fiddling with my home project (which btw now really works, see pic), I would like to find a way renaming/moving project files out of a Python script in Windows. Right now I have to manually start msysgit.bat, change the project by typing ufoai, then type e.g. git mv /e/buildUFOAI/ufoai/base/maps/ /e/buildUFOAI/ufoai/base/maps/industrial/ Afterwards I have to alter this line for every single file, which is time consuming and boring.

I already managed to do something similar by calling the win cmd and using ufo2map for compiling maps and stuff. I have all the basics in place, but cannot find out how to do the last line. If I am not mistaken, msysgit.bat will not take nor pass any parameters, so how to?

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Re: Calling msysgit with parameters
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2015, 03:10:58 pm »
Where does your msysgit.bat come from and what is its content (code) ?
I assume it opens up a bash-like MinGw shell under windows with git commands available. For calling a command such as  git mv /e/buildUFOAI/ufoai/base/maps/ /e/buildUFOAI/ufoai/base/maps/industrial/ from a cmd command window, or a batch script, or a python script, you would need to have msysgit installed with git command known to the system via environment variables. Or alternatively, use a full path to git.exe.
e.g. something like (in batch)
cd C:\ufoai //with ufoai being the project root, contains .git folder
C:\Program files\Git\bin\git.exe mv base/maps/ base/maps/industrial/

I'm pretty sure that this would about work on my windows system, where I have the former version of installed. And writing a script doing it shouldn't be very difficult. (I can't compile UFO:AI on windows but git operations work, on the same checkout.)

I just checked that it indeed works in cmd.exe:

F:\ufoai>i:\programs\Git\bin\git.exe mv TODO DONE

renames the file like it should.
Which surprises me, since normally I do git operations on windows also in a MinGw-like shell, which was added to the explorer's right-click menu by installing git.
« Last Edit: October 30, 2015, 03:51:14 pm by anonymissimus »