Martin von Zweigbergk <martinv...@gmail.com> writes:
> On Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 2:00 PM, Martin von Zweigbergk
> <martinv...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Slightly off topic, but another difference (or somehow another aspect
>> of the same difference?) that has tripped me up a few times is that
>> "git checkout $rev ." only affects added and modified files...
"checkout $commit pathspec" has always been about checking out the
contents stored in the paths that match the pathspec from the named
commit to the index and also o the working tree. "checkout
pathspec" is similar, but the stuff comes out of the index.
When pathspec is "dir/", it does not match the directory whose name
is "dir". The pathspec matches the paths that store blobs under
In other words, "checkout dir/" (or "checkout HEAD~4 dir/) has never
been about "please remove everything in dir/, and then check out
everything in dir/ from the index (or from HEAD~4)". The "please
remove everything in dir/" part is not the job of "checkout"; of
course, you can do it as a separate step (e.g. "rm -fr dir/").
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