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authorMichael J Gruber <>2010-09-15 20:47:40 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2010-09-18 22:14:16 (GMT)
commitaad8441483408119ea19d4cf9e5cccb4a7a3639d (patch)
tree816ce4cb38242848a06bd30cc0f52ed34caceb42 /Documentation/git-reset.txt
parentae8285ed63b9cca3324fda6481b2a97a92e3e50d (diff)
git-reset.txt: reset does not change files in target
git-reset obviously cannot change files in an existing commit. Make it not sound as if it could: reset can change HEAD and, in that sense, can change which state a file in HEAD is in. Signed-off-by: Michael J Gruber <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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@@ -294,8 +294,10 @@ In these tables, A, B, C and D are some different states of a
file. For example, the first line of the first table means that if a
file is in state A in the working tree, in state B in the index, in
state C in HEAD and in state D in the target, then "git reset --soft
-target" will put the file in state A in the working tree, in state B
-in the index and in state D in HEAD.
+target" will leave the file in the working tree in state A and in the
+index in state B. It resets (i.e. moves) the HEAD (i.e. the tip of
+the current branch, if you are on one) to "target" (which has the file
+in state D).
working index HEAD target working index HEAD