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2010-01-30Reword "detached HEAD" notificationJunio C Hamano
The old "advice" message explained how to create a branch after going into a detached HEAD state but didn't make it clear why the user may want to do so. Also "moving to ... which isn't a local branch" was unclear if it is complaining, if it is describing the new state, or if it is explaining why the HEAD is detached (the true reason is the last one). Give the established phrase 'detached HEAD' first to make it easy for users to look up the concept in documentation, and briefly describe what can be done in the state (i.e. play around without having to clean up) before telling the user how to keep what was done during the temporary state. Allow the long description to be hidden by setting advice.detachedHead configuration to false. We might want to customize the advice depending on how the commit to check out was spelled (e.g. instead of "new-branch-name", we way want to say "topic" when "git checkout origin/topic" triggered this message) in later updates, but this encapsulates that into a separate function and it should be a good first step. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2010-01-20Merge branch 'mm/conflict-advice'Junio C Hamano
* mm/conflict-advice: Be more user-friendly when refusing to do something because of conflict. Conflicts: Documentation/config.txt advice.c advice.h
2010-01-14commit: allow suppression of implicit identity adviceJeff King
We now nag the user with a giant warning when their identity was pulled from the username, hostname, and gecos information, in case it is not correct. Most users will suppress this by simply setting up their information correctly. However, there may be some users who consciously want to use that information, because having the value change from host to host contains useful information. These users can now set advice.implicitidentity to false to suppress the message. Signed-off-by: Jeff King <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2010-01-12Be more user-friendly when refusing to do something because of conflict.Matthieu Moy
Various commands refuse to run in the presence of conflicts (commit, merge, pull, cherry-pick/revert). They all used to provide rough, and inconsistant error messages. A new variable advice.resolveconflict is introduced, and allows more verbose messages, pointing the user to the appropriate solution. For commit, the error message used to look like this: $ git commit foo.txt: needs merge foo.txt: unmerged (c34a92682e0394bc0d6f4d4a67a8e2d32395c169) foo.txt: unmerged (3afcd75de8de0bb5076942fcb17446be50451030) foo.txt: unmerged (c9785d77b76dfe4fb038bf927ee518f6ae45ede4) error: Error building trees The "need merge" line is given by refresh_cache. We add the IN_PORCELAIN option to make the output more consistant with the other porcelain commands, and catch the error in return, to stop with a clean error message. The next lines were displayed by a call to cache_tree_update(), which is not reached anymore if we noticed the conflict. The new output looks like: U foo.txt fatal: 'commit' is not possible because you have unmerged files. Please, fix them up in the work tree, and then use 'git add/rm <file>' as appropriate to mark resolution and make a commit, or use 'git commit -a'. Pull is slightly modified to abort immediately if $GIT_DIR/MERGE_HEAD exists instead of waiting for merge to complain. The behavior of merge and the test-case are slightly modified to reflect the usual flow: start with conflicts, fix them, and afterwards get rid of MERGE_HEAD, with different error messages at each stage. Signed-off-by: Matthieu Moy <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2009-11-23merge-recursive: point the user to commit when file would be overwritten.Matthieu Moy
The commit-before-pull is well accepted in the DVCS community, but is confusing some new users. This should get them back in the right way when the problem occurs. Signed-off-by: Matthieu Moy <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2009-09-12status: make "how to stage" messages optionalJeff King
These messages are nice for new users, but experienced git users know how to manipulate the index, and these messages waste a lot of screen real estate. Signed-off-by: Jeff King <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2009-09-12push: make non-fast-forward help message configurableJeff King
This message is designed to help new users understand what has happened when refs fail to push. However, it does not help experienced users at all, and significantly clutters the output, frequently dwarfing the regular status table and making it harder to see. This patch introduces a general configuration mechanism for optional messages, with this push message as the first example. Signed-off-by: Jeff King <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>