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authorLinus Torvalds <torvalds@g5.osdl.org>2005-07-12 03:44:20 (GMT)
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@g5.osdl.org>2005-07-12 03:44:20 (GMT)
commit91dcdfd3b5331d955cfb60edf8930f1b5c142905 (patch)
treea488ae1b2b0b28df33497c6826e8fc8ef625f230 /git-checkout-script
parent714fff2aa8979c5dd169481909a364a860481f0e (diff)
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Make "git checkout" create new branches on demand
In particular, if we check out something that isn't an old branch, it now requires a new branch-name to check the thing out into. So, for example: git checkout -b my-branch v2.6.12 will create the new branch "my-branch", and start it at v2.6.12, while git checkout master will just switch back to the master branch. Of course, if you want to create a new branch "my-branch" and _not_ check it out, you could have done so with just git-rev-parse v2.6.12^0 > .git/refs/heads/my-branch which I think I will codify as "git branch".
Diffstat (limited to 'git-checkout-script')
-rwxr-xr-xgit-checkout-script23
1 files changed, 23 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/git-checkout-script b/git-checkout-script
index 48e1da9..7e70338 100755
--- a/git-checkout-script
+++ b/git-checkout-script
@@ -5,10 +5,19 @@ old=$(git-rev-parse HEAD)
new=
force=
branch=
+newbranch=
while [ "$#" != "0" ]; do
arg="$1"
shift
case "$arg" in
+ "-b")
+ newbranch="$1"
+ shift
+ [ -z "$newbranch" ] &&
+ die "git checkout: -b needs a branch name"
+ [ -e "$GIT_DIR/refs/heads/$newbranch" ] &&
+ die "git checkout: branch $newbranch already exists"
+ ;;
"-f")
force=1
;;
@@ -32,6 +41,16 @@ while [ "$#" != "0" ]; do
done
[ -z "$new" ] && new=$old
+#
+# If we don't have an old branch that we're switching to,
+# and we don't have a new branch name for the target we
+# are switching to, then we'd better just be checking out
+# what we already had
+#
+[ -z "$branch$newbranch" ] &&
+ [ "$new" != "$old" ] &&
+ die "git checkout: you need to specify a new branch name"
+
if [ "$force" ]
then
git-read-tree --reset $new &&
@@ -47,6 +66,10 @@ fi
# be based on them, since we re-set the index)
#
if [ "$?" -eq 0 ]; then
+ if [ "$newbranch" ]; then
+ echo $new > "$GIT_DIR/refs/heads/$newbranch"
+ branch="$newbranch"
+ fi
[ "$branch" ] && ln -sf "refs/heads/$branch" "$GIT_DIR/HEAD"
rm -f "$GIT_DIR/MERGE_HEAD"
fi