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authorJunio C Hamano <>2007-11-15 08:47:53 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2007-11-16 09:35:58 (GMT)
commit0bee49c6abf18082a01f5d1a2106608456fb7d5a (patch)
treef25cfa06d9424c8a202483ae7abb337627792a7b /
parent3d7cd64cb493e3e30e4398c7b6cd66ee38cb4418 (diff)
git-bisect: modernize branch shuffling hack
When switching to a new rev, we first made "new-bisect" branch to point at the chosen commit, attempt to switch to it, and then finally renamed the new-bisect branch to bisect by hand when successful. This is so that we can catch checkout failure (your local modification may interfere with switching to the chosen version) without losing information on which commit the next attempt should be made. Rewrite it using a more modern form but without breaking the safety. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Diffstat (limited to '')
1 files changed, 2 insertions, 3 deletions
diff --git a/ b/
index 4b74a7b..dae8a8e 100755
--- a/
+++ b/
@@ -316,10 +316,9 @@ bisect_next() {
exit_if_skipped_commits "$bisect_rev"
echo "Bisecting: $bisect_nr revisions left to test after this"
- echo "$bisect_rev" >"$GIT_DIR/refs/heads/new-bisect"
+ git branch -f new-bisect "$bisect_rev"
git checkout -q new-bisect || exit
- mv "$GIT_DIR/refs/heads/new-bisect" "$GIT_DIR/refs/heads/bisect" &&
- GIT_DIR="$GIT_DIR" git symbolic-ref HEAD refs/heads/bisect
+ git branch -M new-bisect bisect
git show-branch "$bisect_rev"