After printing the list of left-behind commits (with abbreviated
hashes), use an abbreviated hash in the suggested 'git branch' command;
there's no point in outputting a full 40-character hex string in some
friendly advice.

Signed-off-by: Kevin Bracey <>
 builtin/checkout.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/builtin/checkout.c b/builtin/checkout.c
index a9c1b5a..e168bfb 100644
--- a/builtin/checkout.c
+++ b/builtin/checkout.c
@@ -700,7 +700,7 @@ static void suggest_reattach(struct commit *commit, struct 
rev_info *revs)
                        "If you want to keep them by creating a new branch, "
                        "this may be a good time\nto do so with:\n\n"
                        " git branch new_branch_name %s\n\n"),
-                       sha1_to_hex(commit->object.sha1));
+                       find_unique_abbrev(commit->object.sha1, 

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