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authorMatthieu Moy <>2009-04-06 20:45:21 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2009-04-08 04:56:41 (GMT)
commitce8936c342a15a08029c71fdc92e283e3624bc18 (patch)
tree854ff3b20c3248c30d86a0d1dfa0c3f057ecec6c /Documentation/git-checkout.txt
parent4f6a32f8af9cceaf0c8ccf6d00d2f100dab5a6db (diff)
git-checkout.txt: fix incorrect statement about HEAD and index
The command "git checkout" checks out from the index by default, not HEAD (the introducing comment were correct, but the detailled explanation added below were not). Signed-off-by: Matthieu Moy <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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diff --git a/Documentation/git-checkout.txt b/Documentation/git-checkout.txt
index 5aa69c0..8830479 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-checkout.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-checkout.txt
@@ -145,8 +145,8 @@ $ git checkout hello.c <3>
<1> switch branch
-<2> take out a file out of other commit
-<3> restore hello.c from HEAD of current branch
+<2> take a file out of another commit
+<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.