Hi list,

I'd like to suggest a very simple, but IMHO quite useful, additional
option to git-update-ref: an option --ff-only which would cause the
command to refuse unless the current ref is an ancestor of the new

The reason I think it would be useful: I occasionally wish to perform
a trivial (i.e., fast-forward) merge of some branch into another
(e.g., after a git-fetch) without checking it out.  Now git-update-ref
is perfect for that, but there is always the possibility of getting
something wrong (which one would not have with git merge --ff-only,
but the latter requires checking out the branch), and this option
would avoid tedious verifications.

Happy hacking,

     David A. Madore
   ( http://www.madore.org/~david/ )
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