Kirill Brilliantov <> writes:

>  ----------------
> -machineB$ git clone /home/me/tmp/file.bundle R2
> +machineB$ git clone /home/me/tmp/file.bundle R2 -b master

I think the command line should follow the convention that is
suggested in "git clone -h" output, i.e.

    git clone -b master /home/me/tmp/file.bundle R2

I also think 'git bundle create" should record HEAD that points at
the only branch it is packing so the person who clones from it
should not say which branch, and when that is done this patch will
become unnecessary, but that is a separate topic.

Thanks; I'll queue this after rewording some.

-- >8 --
From: Kirill Brilliantov <>
Date: Tue, 1 Jan 2013 17:54:44 +0400
Subject: [PATCH] Documentation: correct example restore from bundle

Because the bundle created in the example does not record HEAD, "git
clone" will not check out the files to the working tree:

    $ git clone pr.bundle q/
    Cloning into 'q'...
    Receiving objects: 100% (619/619), 13.52 MiB | 18.74 MiB/s, done.
    Resolving deltas: 100% (413/413), done.
    warning: remote HEAD refers to nonexistent ref, unable to checkout.

Avoid alarming the readers by adding "-b master" to the example.  A
better fix may be to arrange the bundle created in the earlier step
to record HEAD, so that it can be cloned without this workaround.

Signed-off-by: Brilliantov Kirill Vladimirovich <>
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
 Documentation/git-bundle.txt | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/git-bundle.txt b/Documentation/git-bundle.txt
index 16a6b0a..5c8ba44 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-bundle.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-bundle.txt
@@ -118,7 +118,7 @@ were a remote repository instead of creating an empty 
repository and then
 pulling or fetching objects from the bundle:
-machineB$ git clone /home/me/tmp/file.bundle R2
+machineB$ git clone -b master /home/me/tmp/file.bundle R2
 This will define a remote called "origin" in the resulting repository that

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