Jonathan Nieder <jrnie...@gmail.com> writes: > Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy wrote: > >> "git checkout -- <paths>" is usually used to restore all modified >> files in <paths>. In sparse checkout mode, this command is overloaded >> with another meaning: to add back all files in <paths> that are >> excluded by sparse patterns. >> >> Add "--no-widen" option to do what normal mode does: restore all >> modified files and nothing else. > > In an ideal world, I would like "git checkout --widen" to modify the > .git/info/sparse-checkout file, to be able to do: > > git clone --sparse-checkout=Documentation git://repo.or.cz/git.git > cd git > git checkout --widen -- README COPYING INSTALL > > and hack on a tree with Documentation/, README, COPYING, and INSTALL > present with no actual code to distract. And "git checkout --no-widen" > could be a way to ask to respect the existing sparse pattern.
Yeah, I think the above makes tons of sense, and --widen would be an ideal name for that optional behaviour. When you are limited by your original sparse pathspecs, that would be a way to explicitly widen the paths you interact with. In that sense, making it off by default would be a sensible thing to do. When you limited yourself to a subset of dir/, you do not want "git checkout dir/" to automatically widen it by accident. > This patch isn't about tweaking the sparse-checkout pattern; instead, > it's about how "git checkout" interacts with the skip-worktree bit. > Maybe a good name would be --respect-skip-worktree? Yeah, but when would one want to say --no-respect without widening the sparce pathspecs? -- 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