On Fri, 15 Mar 2013 08:14:15 -0700 (PDT)
joeriel...@gmail.com wrote:

[...]
> No problem.  There is what I consider a typo in that help page:
> 
>         git checkout [--patch] [<tree-ish>] [--] <pathspec>...
>            When <paths> or --patch are given,
> 
> Shouldn't "<paths>" be "<pathspec>"?  Maybe the two are considered 
> synonymous?
> Or <paths> is equivalent to the plural of <pathspec>.  

Uh... no, I think it isn't.  The term "pathspec" is an abbreviation of
"path specification" which hints at that it might support something
fancy like globbing characters, allowing to match several paths with
one spec.

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