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test-subprocess: fix segfault without arguments

Check if we even have a parameter before checking its value.  Running
this command without any arguments may not make a lot of sense, but
reacting with a segmentation fault is unduly harsh.

While we're at it, avoid casting argv by declaring it const right away.

Signed-off-by: Rene Scharfe <>
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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commit a961d1f1ea2e3aaef0ff3e75920d1cd830d9b423 1 parent c2df758
René Scharfe authored gitster committed
Showing with 3 additions and 3 deletions.
  1. +3 −3 test-subprocess.c
6 test-subprocess.c
@@ -1,7 +1,7 @@
#include "cache.h"
#include "run-command.h"
-int main(int argc, char **argv)
+int main(int argc, const char **argv)
struct child_process cp;
int nogit = 0;
@@ -9,12 +9,12 @@ int main(int argc, char **argv)
if (nogit)
die("No git repo found");
- if (!strcmp(argv[1], "--setup-work-tree")) {
+ if (argc > 1 && !strcmp(argv[1], "--setup-work-tree")) {
memset(&cp, 0, sizeof(cp));
cp.git_cmd = 1;
- cp.argv = (const char **)argv+1;
+ cp.argv = argv + 1;
return run_command(&cp);
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