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authorNguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy <>2013-04-12 23:12:08 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2013-04-15 15:54:45 (GMT)
commit08d595dc1cdf6f0d8e6022a69c4fcdd2fba628cf (patch)
tree16b4f6d24e7a3419f6e247d9fd3498189d5c731d /builtin
parent85e7e81ccfcec98972e341ab81b0109084b84906 (diff)
checkout: add --ignore-skip-worktree-bits in sparse checkout mode
"git checkout -- <paths>" is usually used to restore all modified files in <paths>. In sparse checkout mode, this command is overloaded with another meaning: to add back all files in <paths> that are excluded by sparse patterns. As the former makes more sense for day-to-day use. Switch it to the default and the latter enabled with --ignore-skip-worktree-bits. While at there, add info/sparse-checkout to gitrepository-layout.txt Signed-off-by: Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Diffstat (limited to 'builtin')
1 files changed, 5 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/builtin/checkout.c b/builtin/checkout.c
index f8033f4..4ed1ee7 100644
--- a/builtin/checkout.c
+++ b/builtin/checkout.c
@@ -35,6 +35,7 @@ struct checkout_opts {
int force_detach;
int writeout_stage;
int overwrite_ignore;
+ int ignore_skipworktree;
const char *new_branch;
const char *new_branch_force;
@@ -278,6 +279,8 @@ static int checkout_paths(const struct checkout_opts *opts,
for (pos = 0; pos < active_nr; pos++) {
struct cache_entry *ce = active_cache[pos];
ce->ce_flags &= ~CE_MATCHED;
+ if (!opts->ignore_skipworktree && ce_skip_worktree(ce))
+ continue;
if (opts->source_tree && !(ce->ce_flags & CE_UPDATE))
* "git checkout tree-ish -- path", but this entry
@@ -1058,6 +1061,8 @@ int cmd_checkout(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix)
OPT_STRING(0, "conflict", &conflict_style, N_("style"),
N_("conflict style (merge or diff3)")),
OPT_BOOLEAN('p', "patch", &opts.patch_mode, N_("select hunks interactively")),
+ OPT_BOOL(0, "ignore-skip-worktree-bits", &opts.ignore_skipworktree,
+ N_("do not limit pathspecs to sparse entries only")),
{ OPTION_BOOLEAN, 0, "guess", &dwim_new_local_branch, NULL,
N_("second guess 'git checkout no-such-branch'"),