On Sat, Nov 10, 2012 at 12:02:12PM -0800, Junio C Hamano wrote:
> Krzysztof Mazur <krzys...@podlesie.net> writes:
> > Maybe we should just add that <paths> is an shortcut for <pathspec>
> > and fix places where paths and pathspec are mixed or <path> is used as
> > <pathspec>.
> We should unify uses of <paths> and <path> (the former should be
> <path>... or something).

Currently in most cases "<paths>..." is used ;)

> Some places you need to give exact path (iow, these places you
> cannot use pathspec), while most other places pathspec
> (i.e. matching pattern) is accepted.

I know, thats why I added a note that "<path> is not always used for pathspec".

> The manual correctly updated will most likely to use both <path> and
> <pathspec> appropriately.

So we should always use "<path>" for exact path, and "<pathspec>" for
pathspecs patterns as defined in gitglossary. I think it's better
to avoid "<paths>" and always use "<path>..." or "<pathspec>...".

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