Trying to clone a repo to Windows 7 that has an 'aux' directory in it

While trying to clone a git repo – jpeginfo specifically – an error occured,

Cloning into 'jpeginfo'...
remote: Counting objects: 182, done.
remote: Total 182 (delta 0), reused 0 (delta 0), pack-reused 182R
Receiving objects: 100% (182/182), 115.71 KiB | 140.00 KiB/s, done.
Resolving deltas: 100% (99/99), done.
Checking connectivity... done.
fatal: cannot create directory at 'aux': Invalid argument
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'

Apparently ‘aux’ name of directory is a reserved name on Windows systems. I have no idea how to proceed?

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    Does anyone have any ideas what would be the easiest way, first – to clone the aforementioned jpeginfo repository, second – to build it under Windows?

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  • One Solution collect form web for “Trying to clone a repo to Windows 7 that has an 'aux' directory in it”

    Unless the project changes the name of that folder (as others did), one solution is to install docker, and clone the repo in a container.

    Considering jpeginfo is tested on Unix platforms only (Linux, OS X (Snow Leopard), Solaris, IRIX, and HP-UX), that container will be the right build environment too.

    Git Baby is a git and github fan, let's start git clone.