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Git can't checkout a repo from github

Question:

I am really confused with this. I am a avid github user and never have had a problem before. However, when checking out a fork I just made of the repo travis-ci/travis-core, whether using https or ssh, I run into this bug after tortisegit finished downloading the git repo but before checking it out for the first time. Anything that could cause this? Thanks for the help!

remote: Counting objects: 29130, done. remote: Compressing objects: 100% (16427/16427), done. Receiving objects: 100% (29130/29130), 8.37 MiB | 265.00 KiB/s, done. Resolving deltas: 100% (13171/13171), done. remote: Total 29130 (delta 13171), reused 27543 (delta 11662) error: unable to create file spec/fixtures/github/api.github.com/orgs/travis-ci?per_page=100.json (Invalid argument) error: unable to create file spec/fixtures/github/api.github.com/users/svenfuchs?per_page=100.json (Invalid argument) fatal: unable to checkout working tree warning: Clone succeeded, but checkout failed. You can inspect what was checked out with 'git status' and retry the checkout with 'git checkout -f HEAD'

Answer1:

The file travis-ci?per_page=100.json is not a valid filename on Windows. You can see that there are actual files named like this in the repo, eg <a href="https://github.com/travis-ci/travis-ci/blob/master/spec/fixtures/github/api.github.com/users/svenfuchs/repos%3Fper_page%3D9999.json" rel="nofollow">repos?per_page=9999.json</a>

You can maybe clone this repo on cygwin (such a filename would be valid in a cygwin shell), remove the offending files, manually or by filtering the branch with git filter-branch --subdirectory-filter and then proceed to put your fork back on github.

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