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@@ -91,6 +91,12 @@ HEAD::
'name' does not (yet) exist. In some legacy setups, it is
a symbolic link instead of a symref that points at the current
branch.
++
+HEAD can also record a specific commit directly, instead of
+being a symref to point at the current branch. Such a state
+is often called 'detached HEAD', and almost all commands work
+identically as normal. See gitlink:git-checkout[1] for
+details.
branches::
A slightly deprecated way to store shorthands to be used