Not sure why I keep forgetting this, but it bites me occasionally and maybe writing it down will prevent a search that results in Linux shell non-answers. I currently use Windows 10, but this is the case for previous versions too. The problem is that I keep forgetting that git clone requires forward slashes, rather than back slashes. In normal cases, back slashes work, as in:
>net use \\someshare mypassword /USER:mydomain\mylogin
However, cloning a git repository like this:
>git clone \\someshare\git\someproject
Cloning into 'someproject'...
fatal: '\someshare\git\someproject\' does not appear to be a git repository
fatal: Could not read from remote repository.
Please make sure you have the correct access rights
and the repository exists.
grrrr… <<= that’s me
To fix that, switch from back-slashes to forward-slashes like this:
>git clone //someshare/git/someproject
and life is good.