On Friday, March 15, 2013 10:11:08 AM UTC-7, joeri...@gmail.com wrote:
> 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 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, ... "
I meant "--patch" not "--path".
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