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authorÆvar Arnfjörð Bjarmason <>2021-12-16 12:54:21 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2021-12-16 22:03:46 (GMT)
commitca7990cea5a1bae665c07587be00b51fa652a9a9 (patch)
tree16e7c667be98eb11a60147500d5326b06b4aecc0 /builtin/stash.c
parente9d7761bb94f20acc98824275e317fa82436c25d (diff)
stash: don't show "git stash push" usage on bad "git stash" usage
Change the usage message emitted by "git stash --invalid-option" to emit usage information for "git stash" in general, and not just for the "push" command. I.e. before: $ git stash --invalid-option error: unknown option `invalid-option' usage: git stash [push [-p|--patch] [-k|--[no-]keep-index] [-q|--quiet] [-u|--include-untracked] [-a|--all] [-m|--message <message>] [--] [<pathspec>...]] [...] After: $ git stash --invalid-option error: unknown option `invalid-option' usage: git stash list [<options>] or: git stash show [<options>] [<stash>] or: git stash drop [-q|--quiet] [<stash>] or: git stash ( pop | apply ) [--index] [-q|--quiet] [<stash>] or: git stash branch <branchname> [<stash>] or: git stash clear or: git stash [push [-p|--patch] [-S|--staged] [-k|--[no-]keep-index] [-q|--quiet] [-u|--include-untracked] [-a|--all] [-m|--message <message>] [--pathspec-from-file=<file> [--pathspec-file-nul]] [--] [<pathspec>...]] or: git stash save [-p|--patch] [-S|--staged] [-k|--[no-]keep-index] [-q|--quiet] [-u|--include-untracked] [-a|--all] [<message>] [...] That we emitted the usage for just "push" in the case of the subcommand not being explicitly specified was an unintentional side-effect of how it was implemented. When it was converted to C in d553f538b8a (stash: convert push to builtin, 2019-02-25) the pattern of having per-subcommand usage information was rightly continued. The "" shellscript did not have that, and always printed the equivalent of "git_stash_usage". But in doing so the case of push being implicit and explicit was conflated. A variable was added to track this in 8c3713cede7 (stash: eliminate crude option parsing, 2020-02-17), but it did not update the usage output accordingly. This still leaves e.g. "git stash push -h" emitting the "git_stash_usage" output, instead of "git_stash_push_usage". That should be fixed, but is a much deeper misbehavior in parse_options() not being aware of subcommands at all. I.e. in how PARSE_OPT_KEEP_UNKNOWN and PARSE_OPT_NO_INTERNAL_HELP combine in commands such as "git stash". Perhaps PARSE_OPT_KEEP_UNKNOWN should imply PARSE_OPT_NO_INTERNAL_HELP, or better yet parse_options() should be extended to fully handle these subcommand cases that we handle manually in "git stash", "git commit-graph", "git multi-pack-index" etc. All of those musings would be a much bigger change than this isolated fix though, so let's leave that for some other time. Signed-off-by: Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Diffstat (limited to 'builtin/stash.c')
1 files changed, 1 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/builtin/stash.c b/builtin/stash.c
index a0ccc86..26ebefa 100644
--- a/builtin/stash.c
+++ b/builtin/stash.c
@@ -1625,6 +1625,7 @@ static int push_stash(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix,
if (argc) {
force_assume = !strcmp(argv[0], "-p");
argc = parse_options(argc, argv, prefix, options,
+ push_assumed ? git_stash_usage :