Opened 8 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#2060 closed defect (bug) (fixed)

Incorrect URL for getting the source code with git

Reported by: markshep's profile markshep Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Component: Handbooks Keywords:


This is regarding an error in the contributor handbook.

I tried to follow the instructions on to get a copy of the WordPress source code, but it failed. When I ran git clone git:// wordpress I got the following output:

Cloning into 'wordpress'...
fatal: No path specified. See 'man git-pull' for valid url syntax

With a bit of guesswork I tried adding wordpress.git to the end of the URL and it worked! So please could the URL on that page be updated to git://

Change History (3)

#1 @SergeyBiryukov
8 years ago

Hi @markshep, welcome to Meta Trac! Thanks for the report.

I think it's just missing a trailing slash. This works as expected for me:

git clone git:// wordpress

Added a trailing slash to the URL on the page.

#2 @markshep
8 years ago

Yes, that works for me too. Thanks!

#3 @SergeyBiryukov
8 years ago

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed
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