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authorJunio C Hamano <>2005-09-08 00:26:23 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2005-09-08 00:45:20 (GMT)
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Big tool rename.
As promised, this is the "big tool rename" patch. The primary differences since 0.99.6 are: (1) git-*-script are no more. The commands installed do not have any such suffix so users do not have to remember if something is implemented as a shell script or not. (2) Many command names with 'cache' in them are renamed with 'index' if that is what they mean. There are backward compatibility symblic links so that you and Porcelains can keep using the old names, but the backward compatibility support is expected to be removed in the near future. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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+git-checkout - Checkout and switch to a branch.
+'git-checkout' [-f] [-b <new_branch>] [<branch>]
+Updates the index and working tree to reflect the specified branch,
+<branch>. Updates HEAD to be <branch> or, if specified, <new_branch>.
+ Force an re-read of everything.
+ Create a new branch and start it at <branch>.
+ Name for the new branch.
+ Branch to checkout; may be any object ID that resolves to a
+ commit. Defaults to HEAD.
+Written by Linus Torvalds <>
+Documentation by Junio C Hamano and the git-list <>.
+Part of the link:git.html[git] suite