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@@ -133,6 +133,10 @@ the conflicted merge in the specified paths.
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When this parameter names a non-branch (but still a valid commit object),
your HEAD becomes 'detached'.
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+As a special case, the "`@\{-N\}`" syntax for the N-th last branch
+checks out the branch (instead of detaching). You may also specify
+"`-`" which is synonymous with "`@\{-1\}`".
Detached HEAD