On Friday, March 15, 2013 9:36:30 AM UTC-7, Konstantin Khomoutov wrote:
> On Fri, 15 Mar 2013 08:14:15 -0700 (PDT) 
> joeri...@gmail.com <javascript:> 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. 

So what, then, does <paths> refer?  There is no literal <paths> in the 
"call" to git. Shouldn't
the help page say "When <pathspec> or --path is given, ... "  

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