path: root/Documentation/git-checkout.txt
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authorJonathan Nieder <>2008-06-30 06:09:04 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2008-07-02 00:20:15 (GMT)
commitb1889c36d85514e5e70462294c561a02c2edfe2b (patch)
tree9a171d7e3fb8063c239a2c9c4dcec744a202de07 /Documentation/git-checkout.txt
parent46e56e81b3bc91af7071809fbda8dcdec22c4cb1 (diff)
Documentation: be consistent about "git-" versus "git "
Since the git-* commands are not installed in $(bindir), using "git-command <parameters>" in examples in the documentation is not a good idea. On the other hand, it is nice to be able to refer to each command using one hyphenated word. (There is no escaping it, anyway: man page names cannot have spaces in them.) This patch retains the dash in naming an operation, command, program, process, or action. Complete command lines that can be entered at a shell (i.e., without options omitted) are made to use the dashless form. The changes consist only of replacing some spaces with hyphens and vice versa. After a "s/ /-/g", the unpatched and patched versions are identical. Signed-off-by: Jonathan Nieder <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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1 files changed, 4 insertions, 4 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/git-checkout.txt b/Documentation/git-checkout.txt
index 3ad9760..fd048ea 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-checkout.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-checkout.txt
@@ -8,8 +8,8 @@ git-checkout - Checkout a branch or paths to the working tree
-'git-checkout' [-q] [-f] [[--track | --no-track] -b <new_branch> [-l]] [-m] [<branch>]
-'git-checkout' [<tree-ish>] <paths>...
+'git checkout' [-q] [-f] [[--track | --no-track] -b <new_branch> [-l]] [-m] [<branch>]
+'git checkout' [<tree-ish>] <paths>...
@@ -23,7 +23,7 @@ options, which will be passed to `git branch`.
When <paths> are given, this command does *not* switch
branches. It updates the named paths in the working tree from
-the index file (i.e. it runs `git-checkout-index -f -u`), or
+the index file (i.e. it runs `git checkout-index -f -u`), or
from a named commit. In
this case, the `-f` and `-b` options are meaningless and giving
either of them results in an error. <tree-ish> argument can be
@@ -112,7 +112,7 @@ current branch and directly point at the commit named by the tag
(`v2.6.18` in the above example).
You can use usual git commands while in this state. You can use
-`git-reset --hard $othercommit` to further move around, for
+`git reset --hard $othercommit` to further move around, for
example. You can make changes and create a new commit on top of
a detached HEAD. You can even create a merge by using `git
merge $othercommit`.