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authorJunio C Hamano <>2009-09-07 22:24:38 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2009-09-07 22:24:38 (GMT)
commit54f0bdc81103f45f12978b385a9519a235b03cc2 (patch)
treeee239eeafe0f59af72eca683e5e264b0c2a6fff5 /Documentation/git-checkout.txt
parent8e4384fd4438a143af7125eb0f03312a318319fb (diff)
parent3c2eb80fe3f3c7efbb25e929df9f70d7c896a5ef (diff)
Merge branch 'tr/reset-checkout-patch'
* tr/reset-checkout-patch: stash: simplify defaulting to "save" and reject unknown options Make test case number unique tests: disable interactive hunk selection tests if perl is not available DWIM 'git stash save -p' for 'git stash -p' Implement 'git stash save --patch' Implement 'git checkout --patch' Implement 'git reset --patch' builtin-add: refactor the meat of interactive_add() Add a small patch-mode testing library git-apply--interactive: Refactor patch mode code Make 'git stash -k' a short form for 'git stash save --keep-index'
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diff --git a/Documentation/git-checkout.txt b/Documentation/git-checkout.txt
index b1314b5..37c1810 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-checkout.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-checkout.txt
@@ -11,6 +11,7 @@ SYNOPSIS
'git checkout' [-q] [-f] [-m] [<branch>]
'git checkout' [-q] [-f] [-m] [-b <new_branch>] [<start_point>]
'git checkout' [-f|--ours|--theirs|-m|--conflict=<style>] [<tree-ish>] [--] <paths>...
+'git checkout' --patch [<tree-ish>] [--] [<paths>...]
@@ -25,7 +26,7 @@ use the --track or --no-track options, which will be passed to `git
branch`. As a convenience, --track without `-b` implies branch
creation; see the description of --track below.
-When <paths> are given, this command does *not* switch
+When <paths> or --patch are given, this command does *not* switch
branches. It updates the named paths in the working tree from
the index file, or from a named <tree-ish> (most often a commit). In
this case, the `-b` and `--track` options are meaningless and giving
@@ -115,6 +116,16 @@ the conflicted merge in the specified paths.
"merge" (default) and "diff3" (in addition to what is shown by
"merge" style, shows the original contents).
+ Interactively select hunks in the difference between the
+ <tree-ish> (or the index, if unspecified) and the working
+ tree. The chosen hunks are then applied in reverse to the
+ working tree (and if a <tree-ish> was specified, the index).
+This means that you can use `git checkout -p` to selectively discard
+edits from your current working tree.
Branch to checkout; if it refers to a branch (i.e., a name that,
when prepended with "refs/heads/", is a valid ref), then that