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authorThomas Rast <>2014-01-19 07:01:15 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2014-01-21 21:50:00 (GMT)
commit75d6e552a8f289fb0ee606a7bdfceace6df93bb3 (patch)
tree0df0521684eceeae01a28f603f9189a552700ad8 /Documentation
parentac930287ff16823531b541a8e6a7436279e612be (diff)
Documentation: @{-N} can refer to a commit
The @{-N} syntax always referred to the N-th last thing checked out, which can be either a branch or a commit (for detached HEAD cases). However, the documentation only mentioned branches. Edit in a "/commit" in the appropriate places. Reported-by: Kevin <> Signed-off-by: Thomas Rast <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation')
2 files changed, 3 insertions, 3 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/git-checkout.txt b/Documentation/git-checkout.txt
index 91294f8..33ad2ad 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-checkout.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-checkout.txt
@@ -232,8 +232,8 @@ section of linkgit:git-add[1] to learn how to operate the `--patch` mode.
commit, your HEAD becomes "detached" and you are no longer on
any branch (see below for details).
-As a special case, the `"@{-N}"` syntax for the N-th last branch
-checks out the branch (instead of detaching). You may also specify
+As a special case, the `"@{-N}"` syntax for the N-th last branch/commit
+checks out branches (instead of detaching). You may also specify
`-` which is synonymous with `"@{-1}"`.
As a further special case, you may use `"A...B"` as a shortcut for the
diff --git a/Documentation/revisions.txt b/Documentation/revisions.txt
index 2c06ed3..5a286d0 100644
--- a/Documentation/revisions.txt
+++ b/Documentation/revisions.txt
@@ -88,7 +88,7 @@ some output processing may assume ref names in UTF-8.
branch 'blabla' then '@\{1\}' means the same as 'blabla@\{1\}'.
'@\{-<n>\}', e.g. '@\{-1\}'::
- The construct '@\{-<n>\}' means the <n>th branch checked out
+ The construct '@\{-<n>\}' means the <n>th branch/commit checked out
before the current one.
'<branchname>@\{upstream\}', e.g. 'master@\{upstream\}', '@\{u\}'::