Ramkumar Ramachandra <artag...@gmail.com> writes: > Hi, > > So, I have three serious itches that would be nice to address: > > 1. git reset --hard HEAD~1/ git show HEAD~1 is a very common idiom > that's unnecessarily cumbersome to type out. We can make the <rev> > part of <rev>~<n> optional without being ambiguous: you might argue > that ~<n> normally refers to a /home/<n>, but who uses numbers in > place of usernames? Even if they do, how can that path possibly be > inside our repository?
It's a bit more complex than that: the ~<username> is expanded by the shell, before Git has any opportunity to guess anything. ~1 would be unusable for zsh users and tcsh users at least by default: zsh% echo ~1 zsh: not enough directory stack entries. tcsh% echo ~1 Unknown user: 1. (An obvious workaround is to shell-quote it, but as the goal is to have something easy to type, \~1 or '~1' do not give so much benefit over HEAD~1) That said, it seems to work fine for bash (even if the number is a PID, it's not expanded), so it may be a good idea to add it as a shortcut, with a warning in the doc about shell expansion. -- Matthieu Moy http://www-verimag.imag.fr/~moy/ -- 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