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git-init: autodetect core.symlinks

We already autodetect if filemode is reliable on the filesystem
to deal with VFAT and friends. Do the same for symbolic link

Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>;

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 		if (work_tree != git_work_tree_cfg)
 			git_config_set("core.worktree", work_tree);
+	/* Check if symlink is supported in the work tree */
+	if (!reinit) {
+		path[len] = 0;
+		strcpy(path + len, "tXXXXXX");
+		if (!close(xmkstemp(path)) &&
+		    !unlink(path) &&
+		    !symlink("testing", path) &&
+		    !lstat(path, &st1) &&
+		    S_ISLNK(st1.st_mode))
+			unlink(path); /* good */
+		else
+			git_config_set("core.symlinks", "false");
+	}
 	return reinit;
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