On Wed, 20 Jan 2016 11:15:41 +0100
Dennis Kaarsemaker <den...@kaarsemaker.net> wrote:

> > I'd like to have two heads & working directories, but I do not want
> > to have two .git data (with all history) duplicated in both of
> > them. 
> > 
> > Motivation: I checkout some head, and I executed some superb
> > compilation with "long-lasting effect". And I cannot checkout
> > different head until it's done, but I would still like to work on
> > something else. So I have different working directory of this git
> > repo, I can work on another branch there.
> > 
> > Is something like this possible?
> With recent git versions it is possible:
> git worktree add /path/to/new/workdir branchname

I would add two points:

* In the not-so-recent versions of Git it is still possible,
  just the script, new-worktree, lives in the "contrib" directory
  of the Git installation.

* To my (limited) knowledge, this script does not work on Windows
  because it heavily relies on hardlinking which is hardly usable
  on that platform.

All in all, other methods exist if `git worktree` is not usable for
some reason.  For instance, read on "--reference" and "--shared"
command-line options of `git clone`.

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