path: root/Documentation/git-branch.txt
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1 files changed, 17 insertions, 7 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/git-branch.txt b/Documentation/git-branch.txt
index d0b3358..fe029ac 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-branch.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-branch.txt
@@ -18,6 +18,7 @@ SYNOPSIS
'git branch' (--set-upstream-to=<upstream> | -u <upstream>) [<branchname>]
'git branch' --unset-upstream [<branchname>]
'git branch' (-m | -M) [<oldbranch>] <newbranch>
+'git branch' (-c | -C) [<oldbranch>] <newbranch>
'git branch' (-d | -D) [-r] <branchname>...
'git branch' --edit-description [<branchname>]
@@ -64,6 +65,10 @@ If <oldbranch> had a corresponding reflog, it is renamed to match
renaming. If <newbranch> exists, -M must be used to force the rename
to happen.
+The `-c` and `-C` options have the exact same semantics as `-m` and
+`-M`, except instead of the branch being renamed it along with its
+config and reflog will be copied to a new name.
With a `-d` or `-D` option, `<branchname>` will be deleted. You may
specify more than one branch for deletion. If the branch currently
has a reflog then the reflog will also be deleted.
@@ -92,10 +97,10 @@ OPTIONS
all changes made to the branch ref, enabling use of date
based sha1 expressions such as "<branchname>@\{yesterday}".
Note that in non-bare repositories, reflogs are usually
- enabled by default by the `core.logallrefupdates` config option.
+ enabled by default by the `core.logAllRefUpdates` config option.
The negated form `--no-create-reflog` only overrides an earlier
`--create-reflog`, but currently does not negate the setting of
- `core.logallrefupdates`.
+ `core.logAllRefUpdates`.
@@ -104,7 +109,7 @@ OPTIONS
In combination with `-d` (or `--delete`), allow deleting the
branch irrespective of its merged status. In combination with
`-m` (or `--move`), allow renaming the branch even if the new
- branch name already exists.
+ branch name already exists, the same applies for `-c` (or `--copy`).
@@ -113,6 +118,13 @@ OPTIONS
Shortcut for `--move --force`.
+ Copy a branch and the corresponding reflog.
+ Shortcut for `--copy --force`.
Color branches to highlight current, local, and
remote-tracking branches.
@@ -195,10 +207,8 @@ start-point is either a local or remote-tracking branch.
branch.autoSetupMerge configuration variable is true.
- If specified branch does not exist yet or if `--force` has been
- given, acts exactly like `--track`. Otherwise sets up configuration
- like `--track` would when creating the branch, except that where
- branch points to is not changed.
+ As this option had confusing syntax, it is no longer supported.
+ Please use `--track` or `--set-upstream-to` instead.
-u <upstream>::