Recently there have been a couple of example commands that have a single dot '.' in the command line.

In this case what is its proper meaning, that is, is it expanded by the bash shell, or by git it self, and what would its typical expanded version look like if it is the current dicetory e.g. fully qualified etc. ?

(I ask as someone more familiar with Windows, so some of the linux stuff can still be a mystery ;-)

examples on git@vger:
Re: Pitfalls in auto-fast-forwarding heads that are not checked out?

On Sat, May 4, 2013 at 2:51 PM, Jonathan Nieder <> wrote:
Another trick is to use "git push":
        git push . $production_sha1:refs/heads/master


'git fetch .'
in [PATCH 1/3] fetch: add --allow-local option,
16 May 2013

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