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[1/9] add -i (built-in): do show an error message for incorrect inputs

Message ID 6152122c04aacf8c3e3f1aae7b73995da6b9e354.1605051739.git.gitgitgadget@gmail.com (mailing list archive)
State New, archived
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Series Fix color handling in git add -i | expand

Commit Message

Johannes Schindelin Nov. 10, 2020, 11:42 p.m. UTC
From: Johannes Schindelin <johannes.schindelin@gmx.de>

There is a neat feature in `git add -i` where it allows users to select
items via unique prefixes.

In the built-in version of `git add -i`, we specifically sort the items
(unless they are already sorted) and then perform a binary search to
figure out whether the input constitutes a unique prefix. Unfortunately,
by mistake this code misidentifies matches even if the input string is
not actually a prefix of any item.

For example, in the initial menu, where there is a `status` and an
`update` command, the input `tadaa` was mistaken as a prefix of

Let's fix this by looking a bit closer whether the input is actually a
prefix of the item at the found insert index.

Signed-off-by: Johannes Schindelin <johannes.schindelin@gmx.de>
 add-interactive.c | 3 ++-
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
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diff --git a/add-interactive.c b/add-interactive.c
index 555c4abf32..8ca503d803 100644
--- a/add-interactive.c
+++ b/add-interactive.c
@@ -194,7 +194,8 @@  static ssize_t find_unique(const char *string, struct prefix_item_list *list)
 	else if (index + 1 < list->sorted.nr &&
 		 starts_with(list->sorted.items[index + 1].string, string))
 		return -1;
-	else if (index < list->sorted.nr)
+	else if (index < list->sorted.nr &&
+		 starts_with(list->sorted.items[index].string, string))
 		item = list->sorted.items[index].util;
 		return -1;