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@@ -23,9 +23,9 @@ options, which will be passed to `git branch`.
When <paths> are given, this command does *not* switch
branches. It updates the named paths in the working tree from
-the index file (i.e. it runs `git-checkout-index -f -u`), or a
-named commit. In
-this case, `-f` and `-b` options are meaningless and giving
+the index file (i.e. it runs `git-checkout-index -f -u`), or
+from a named commit. In
+this case, the `-f` and `-b` options are meaningless and giving
either of them results in an error. <tree-ish> argument can be
used to specify a specific tree-ish (i.e. commit, tag or tree)
to update the index for the given paths before updating the
@@ -38,7 +38,8 @@ OPTIONS
Quiet, supress feedback messages.
-f::
- Force a re-read of everything.
+ Proceed even if the index or the working tree differs
+ from HEAD. This is used to throw away local changes.
-b::
Create a new branch named <new_branch> and start it at
@@ -48,13 +49,17 @@ OPTIONS
--track::
When -b is given and a branch is created off a remote branch,
- setup so that git-pull will automatically retrieve data from
- the remote branch.
+ set up configuration so that git-pull will automatically
+ retrieve data from the remote branch. Set the
+ branch.autosetupmerge configuration variable to true if you
+ want git-checkout and git-branch to always behave as if
+ '--track' were given.
--no-track::
When -b is given and a branch is created off a remote branch,
- force that git-pull will automatically retrieve data from
- the remote branch independent of the configuration settings.
+ set up configuration so that git-pull will not retrieve data
+ from the remote branch, ignoring the branch.autosetupmerge
+ configuration variable.
-l::
Create the new branch's ref log. This activates recording of