Worktrees are INSANELY great. I've written a couple of shell functions
around my workflow. I create a wt subdir in a cloned repo and all the
worktrees get created in that subdir. Branch name = worktree subdir. Great
organizational tool

On Sat, Oct 8, 2016 at 9:20 AM, Paul Smith <p...@mad-scientist.net> wrote:

> On Fri, 2016-10-07 at 14:39 -0700, Michael wrote:
> > % git help worktree:
> > A git repository can support multiple working trees, allowing you to
> > check out more than one branch at a time. With git worktree add ...
> >
> > I've never seen this command in any tutorial, explanation, anything.
>
> It was added in Git 2.5.  Prior to Git 2.5 there was a contrib shell
> script "git new-workdir" which used symlinks and so never worked on
> Windows.  "git worktree" internalizes that facility, removes its
> reliance on symlinks, and improves it's capabilities.
>
> Also, there were important additions to worktree until Git 2.7 or so
> (actually there are still useful things being added even now).
>
> However, if you can be sure your version of Git is new enough, worktrees
> are pretty awesome.
>
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