I like these, and I think they are conveying the right amount of information. There is a slight discrepancy between the <branch> and <commit> versions, where it seems we are assuming that by checking out a commit you are intending to work 'on top of' it. This could be avoided by using the term 'with' in both cases. Also, they are in different tenses, but I'm not sure which is preferred ('Prepare to' vs 'To prepare for').
In the second tense, these opening lines might look like this: + To prepare for working with <branch>, switch to it by updating + To prepare for working with <commit>, detach HEAD at it + (see "DETACHED HEAD" section), and update the index and the + files in the working tree. Regards, Andrew Ardill -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe git" in the body of a message to majord...@vger.kernel.org More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html