Jonathan Nieder <> writes:

> Ramkumar Ramachandra wrote:
>> Why should I have to `git rm -rf .` after a `git checkout --orphan`?
>> What sort of misfeature/ incomplete feature is this?
> One designed for the "going open source" use case, where you have
> existing code that you want to put into a new branch without history.
> When there is no existing code, it seems simpler to do
>       cd ..
>       git init code-that-has-nothing-to-do-previous-cwd
>       cd code-that-*
>       ... hack hack hack ...
>       git commit
>       git remote add origin <url>
>       git push -u origin master
> BTW, I suspect a clearer way to say what you meant is "Sounds like a
> misfeature" which is gentler and more focused than an implied "What
> kind of idiot designed this?"  Even if you are thinking the latter. :)

So true ;-).  

Especially when you may an answer that may make _you_ look like an
idiot ;-)
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