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-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-checkout.txt10
-rw-r--r--Documentation/gitattributes.txt6
-rw-r--r--Documentation/gitignore.txt4
-rw-r--r--builtin-checkout.c6
-rwxr-xr-xt/t7201-co.sh2
5 files changed, 16 insertions, 12 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/git-checkout.txt b/Documentation/git-checkout.txt
index 1a6c19e..223ea9c 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-checkout.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-checkout.txt
@@ -126,9 +126,13 @@ the conflicted merge in the specified paths.
<new_branch>::
Name for the new branch.
+<tree-ish>::
+ Tree to checkout from (when paths are given). If not specified,
+ the index will be used.
+
<branch>::
- Branch to checkout; may be any object ID that resolves to a
- commit. Defaults to HEAD.
+ Branch to checkout (when no paths are given); may be any object
+ ID that resolves to a commit. Defaults to HEAD.
+
When this parameter names a non-branch (but still a valid commit object),
your HEAD becomes 'detached'.
@@ -191,7 +195,7 @@ $ git checkout hello.c <3>
+
<1> switch branch
<2> take a file out of another commit
-<3> restore hello.c from HEAD of current branch
+<3> restore hello.c from the index
+
If you have an unfortunate branch that is named `hello.c`, this
step would be confused as an instruction to switch to that branch.
diff --git a/Documentation/gitattributes.txt b/Documentation/gitattributes.txt
index 55668e3..b762bba 100644
--- a/Documentation/gitattributes.txt
+++ b/Documentation/gitattributes.txt
@@ -60,9 +60,9 @@ same as in `.gitignore` files; see linkgit:gitignore[5].
When deciding what attributes are assigned to a path, git
consults `$GIT_DIR/info/attributes` file (which has the highest
precedence), `.gitattributes` file in the same directory as the
-path in question, and its parent directories (the further the
-directory that contains `.gitattributes` is from the path in
-question, the lower its precedence).
+path in question, and its parent directories up to the toplevel of the
+work tree (the further the directory that contains `.gitattributes`
+is from the path in question, the lower its precedence).
If you wish to affect only a single repository (i.e., to assign
attributes to files that are particular to one user's workflow), then
diff --git a/Documentation/gitignore.txt b/Documentation/gitignore.txt
index 59321a2..7df3cef 100644
--- a/Documentation/gitignore.txt
+++ b/Documentation/gitignore.txt
@@ -31,8 +31,8 @@ precedence, the last matching pattern decides the outcome):
* Patterns read from a `.gitignore` file in the same directory
as the path, or in any parent directory, with patterns in the
- higher level files (up to the root) being overridden by those in
- lower level files down to the directory containing the file.
+ higher level files (up to the toplevel of the work tree) being overridden
+ by those in lower level files down to the directory containing the file.
These patterns match relative to the location of the
`.gitignore` file. A project normally includes such
`.gitignore` files in its repository, containing patterns for
diff --git a/builtin-checkout.c b/builtin-checkout.c
index 2e4fe1a..ee1edd4 100644
--- a/builtin-checkout.c
+++ b/builtin-checkout.c
@@ -495,10 +495,10 @@ static void update_refs_for_switch(struct checkout_opts *opts,
create_symref("HEAD", new->path, msg.buf);
if (!opts->quiet) {
if (old->path && !strcmp(new->path, old->path))
- fprintf(stderr, "Already on \"%s\"\n",
+ fprintf(stderr, "Already on '%s'\n",
new->name);
else
- fprintf(stderr, "Switched to%s branch \"%s\"\n",
+ fprintf(stderr, "Switched to%s branch '%s'\n",
opts->new_branch ? " a new" : "",
new->name);
}
@@ -507,7 +507,7 @@ static void update_refs_for_switch(struct checkout_opts *opts,
REF_NODEREF, DIE_ON_ERR);
if (!opts->quiet) {
if (old->path)
- fprintf(stderr, "Note: moving to \"%s\" which isn't a local branch\nIf you want to create a new branch from this checkout, you may do so\n(now or later) by using -b with the checkout command again. Example:\n git checkout -b <new_branch_name>\n", new->name);
+ fprintf(stderr, "Note: moving to '%s' which isn't a local branch\nIf you want to create a new branch from this checkout, you may do so\n(now or later) by using -b with the checkout command again. Example:\n git checkout -b <new_branch_name>\n", new->name);
describe_detached_head("HEAD is now at", new->commit);
}
}
diff --git a/t/t7201-co.sh b/t/t7201-co.sh
index 0e21632..bdb808a 100755
--- a/t/t7201-co.sh
+++ b/t/t7201-co.sh
@@ -171,7 +171,7 @@ test_expect_success 'checkout to detach HEAD' '
git checkout -f renamer && git clean -f &&
git checkout renamer^ 2>messages &&
(cat >messages.expect <<EOF
-Note: moving to "renamer^" which isn'"'"'t a local branch
+Note: moving to '\''renamer^'\'' which isn'\''t a local branch
If you want to create a new branch from this checkout, you may do so
(now or later) by using -b with the checkout command again. Example:
git checkout -b <new_branch_name>