git,android-studio , How to Check out from Git (on shared folder) in Android Studio?


How to Check out from Git (on shared folder) in Android Studio?

Question:

Tag: git,android-studio

Using Android 1.1.0, I am trying to check out an existing project from a Git repository that I have on a shared folder (Windows SMB/CIFS).

The problem is that Android Studio only accepts URLs, despite the fact that I have been working with non-URL (UNC, drive letter, or both) git repositories for a while, using cygwin's git, from the command line.

For example, if I type an existing drive-letter-based path, it warns me "The parent path must exist":

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But I know it exists! So I continue and click the Test button. It then fails with "Repository test has failed":

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Is there a way, in Android Studio, to check out from a git repository located on a shared folder?

Note: That .git repository on a shared folder works very well using cygwin's command line and TortoiseGit.


Answer:

If you are using an application that requires URLs, you can specify the location to a local repository as a file:// URL, for example:

file:///z:/workspace/.git

Note (as you did, but this is for other folks who find their way there) that there are three slashes after file:.


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