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authorJunio C Hamano <>2009-04-08 06:05:43 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2009-04-08 06:05:43 (GMT)
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Merge branch 'maint'
* maint: Change double quotes to single quotes in message Documentation: clarify .gitattributes search git-checkout.txt: clarify that <branch> applies when no path is given. git-checkout.txt: fix incorrect statement about HEAD and index Conflicts: Documentation/git-checkout.txt
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diff --git a/Documentation/git-checkout.txt b/Documentation/git-checkout.txt
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@@ -126,9 +126,13 @@ the conflicted merge in the specified paths.
Name for the new branch.
+ Tree to checkout from (when paths are given). If not specified,
+ the index will be used.
- Branch to checkout; may be any object ID that resolves to a
- commit. Defaults to HEAD.
+ Branch to checkout (when no paths are given); may be any object
+ ID that resolves to a commit. Defaults to HEAD.
When this parameter names a non-branch (but still a valid commit object),
your HEAD becomes 'detached'.
@@ -191,7 +195,7 @@ $ git checkout hello.c <3>
<1> switch branch
<2> take a file out of another commit
-<3> restore hello.c from HEAD of current branch
+<3> restore hello.c from the index
If you have an unfortunate branch that is named `hello.c`, this
step would be confused as an instruction to switch to that branch.