Currently 'git worktree add' produces output like the following, when
'--no-checkout' is not given:

    Preparing foo (identifier foo)
    HEAD is now at 26da330922 <title>

where the first line is written to stderr, and the second line coming
from 'git reset --hard' is written to stdout, even though both lines are
supposed to tell the user what has happened.  In addition to someone not
familiar with 'git worktree', this might seem as if the current HEAD was
modified, not the HEAD in the new working tree.

If the '--no-checkout' flag is given, the output of 'git worktree add'
is just:

    Preparing foo (identifier foo)

even though the HEAD is set to a commit, which is just not checked out.

Fix these inconsistencies by making the 'git reset --hard' call quiet,
and printing the message ourselves instead.

Signed-off-by: Thomas Gummerer <>

We might want to do something similar for the 'git branch' command in
the 'add()' function, which currently prints some output if a branch
is set up to track a remote.  I couldn't find a good way to convey
that information in the output here, without making it too verbose,
and it's probably not great to loose that output either.

If anyone has any suggestions for that, I'd be glad to hear them :)

 builtin/worktree.c | 13 +++++++++++--
 1 file changed, 11 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/builtin/worktree.c b/builtin/worktree.c
index 7cef5b120b..d1549e441d 100644
--- a/builtin/worktree.c
+++ b/builtin/worktree.c
@@ -303,7 +303,7 @@ static int add_worktree(const char *path, const char 
        strbuf_addf(&sb, "%s/commondir", sb_repo.buf);
        write_file(sb.buf, "../..");
-       fprintf_ln(stderr, _("Preparing %s (identifier %s)"), path, name);
+       fprintf(stderr, _("Preparing %s (identifier %s)"), path, name);
        argv_array_pushf(&child_env, "%s=%s", GIT_DIR_ENVIRONMENT, sb_git.buf);
        argv_array_pushf(&child_env, "%s=%s", GIT_WORK_TREE_ENVIRONMENT, path);
@@ -320,10 +320,19 @@ static int add_worktree(const char *path, const char 
        if (ret)
                goto done;
+       fprintf(stderr, _(", setting HEAD to %s"),
+               find_unique_abbrev(commit->object.oid.hash, DEFAULT_ABBREV));
+       strbuf_reset(&sb);
+       pp_commit_easy(CMIT_FMT_ONELINE, commit, &sb);
+       if (sb.len > 0)
+               fprintf(stderr, " %s", sb.buf);
+       fputc('\n', stderr);
        if (opts->checkout) {
                cp.argv = NULL;
-               argv_array_pushl(&cp.args, "reset", "--hard", NULL);
+               argv_array_pushl(&cp.args, "reset", "--hard", "--quiet", NULL);
                cp.env = child_env.argv;
                ret = run_command(&cp);
                if (ret)

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