In UNIX commands, the period by itself means "the current directory"
On May 16, 2013 5:41 PM, "Philip Oakley" <philipoak...@iee.org> wrote:

> 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 <jrnie...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> Another trick is to use "git push":
>>         git push . $production_sha1:refs/heads/**master
>>
>
>
> and
>
> 'git fetch .'
> in [PATCH 1/3] fetch: add --allow-local option,
> 16 May 2013
>
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