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authorJeff King <>2012-11-15 17:12:33 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2012-11-16 01:36:26 (GMT)
commitafa8c07a26b9783c41b1066b75a35de1610a3cfa (patch)
tree29e7880abe604475d222151cc4a3cfc9bcd83521 /builtin
parent8c7a786b6c8eae8eac91083cdc9a6e337bc133b0 (diff)
checkout: print a message when switching unborn branches
When we switch to a new branch using checkout, we usually output a message indicating what happened. However, when we switch from an unborn branch to a new branch, we do not print anything, which may leave the user wondering what happened. The reason is that the unborn branch is a special case (see abe1998), and does not follow the usual switch_branches code path. Let's add a similar informational message to the special case to match the usual code path. Signed-off-by: Jeff King <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Diffstat (limited to 'builtin')
1 files changed, 3 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/builtin/checkout.c b/builtin/checkout.c
index 781295b..a9c1b5a 100644
--- a/builtin/checkout.c
+++ b/builtin/checkout.c
@@ -951,6 +951,9 @@ static int switch_unborn_to_new_branch(const struct checkout_opts *opts)
strbuf_addf(&branch_ref, "refs/heads/%s", opts->new_branch);
status = create_symref("HEAD", branch_ref.buf, "checkout -b");
+ if (!opts->quiet)
+ fprintf(stderr, _("Switched to a new branch '%s'\n"),
+ opts->new_branch);
return status;