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authorJonathan Nieder <>2011-11-22 11:14:29 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2011-11-22 21:30:35 (GMT)
commitf80a87262aa4468b0941d38deffdb97a757307c5 (patch)
tree07857c78b1f77a8c6eff2a786fb2386e43873021 /Documentation
parent0f64a5a3a25c9a161c4e70ae031c885a6284ddb8 (diff)
revert: rename --reset option to --quit
The option to "git cherry-pick" and "git revert" to discard the sequencer state introduced by v1.7.8-rc0~141^2~6 (revert: Introduce --reset to remove sequencer state, 2011-08-04) has a confusing name. Change it now, while we still have the time. The new name for "cherry-pick, please get out of my way, since I've long forgotten about the sequence of commits I was cherry-picking when you wrote that old .git/sequencer directory" is --quit. Mnemonic: this is analagous to quiting a program the user is no longer using --- we just want to get out of the multiple-command cherry-pick procedure and not to reset HEAD or rewind any other old state. The "--reset" option is kept as a synonym to minimize the impact. We might consider dropping it for simplicity in a separate patch, though. Adjust documentation and tests to use the newly preferred name (--quit) instead of --reset. While at it, let's clarify the short descriptions of these operations in "-h" output. Before: --reset forget the current operation --continue continue the current operation After: --quit end revert or cherry-pick sequence --continue resume revert or cherry-pick sequence Noticed-by: Phil Hord <> Signed-off-by: Jonathan Nieder <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation')
3 files changed, 7 insertions, 7 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/git-cherry-pick.txt b/Documentation/git-cherry-pick.txt
index 2660a84..21998b8 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-cherry-pick.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-cherry-pick.txt
@@ -9,8 +9,8 @@ SYNOPSIS
'git cherry-pick' [--edit] [-n] [-m parent-number] [-s] [-x] [--ff] <commit>...
-'git cherry-pick' --reset
'git cherry-pick' --continue
+'git cherry-pick' --quit
diff --git a/Documentation/git-revert.txt b/Documentation/git-revert.txt
index f351941..b0fcabc 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-revert.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-revert.txt
@@ -9,8 +9,8 @@ SYNOPSIS
'git revert' [--edit | --no-edit] [-n] [-m parent-number] [-s] <commit>...
-'git revert' --reset
'git revert' --continue
+'git revert' --quit
diff --git a/Documentation/sequencer.txt b/Documentation/sequencer.txt
index 3e6df33..75f8e86 100644
--- a/Documentation/sequencer.txt
+++ b/Documentation/sequencer.txt
@@ -1,9 +1,9 @@
- Forget about the current operation in progress. Can be used
- to clear the sequencer state after a failed cherry-pick or
- revert.
Continue the operation in progress using the information in
'.git/sequencer'. Can be used to continue after resolving
conflicts in a failed cherry-pick or revert.
+ Forget about the current operation in progress. Can be used
+ to clear the sequencer state after a failed cherry-pick or
+ revert.