Bryan Turner <> writes:

>> If you populated $GIT_DIR/index from the tree of HEAD, you would see
>> everything is deleted in the working tree.  You can simulate it by
>> doing this:
>>         git clone -n $over_there here
>>         cd here
>>         git read-tree HEAD
>>         git status
>> But it would not help people who want to check another branch out
>> immediately after cloning with -n, which is the whole point of the
>> option, so...
> Is the reset call in my example in essence performing that same read-tree,
> when it unstages the changes?

"git reset" (without any other parameters) reads the HEAD tree into
the index without touching the working tree, so I think it is
probably equivalent.
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