Hi Duy,

the semantics of "git checkout -- '*'" is quite clear because there is
no expansion done by the shell. The wildcard is passed to git checkout,
that interprets is properly.

That of "git checkout -- *" is the problem when the directory is empty.
Note that this happens with the shell that is shipped with git (in the
windows distro). A note in the documentation could help the user
to understand this.

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