Johan Herland <> writes:

> On Wed, May 15, 2013 at 9:39 AM, Johan Herland <> wrote:
>> On Wed, May 15, 2013 at 8:45 AM, Michael Haggerty <> 
>> wrote:
>>> "refs/remotes/%1/%2" (or "refs/remotes/%1/%*") might be a nice way to
>>> imply that the rule should only be attempted if the input has at least
>>> two components, whereas something like "refs/heads/%*" would be applied
>>> even for inputs with no slashes.
>> /me likes, at least for "refs/remotes/%1/%*".
> Unfortunately, using "refs/remotes/%1/%*" instead of "refs/remotes/%*"
> breaks a number of git-svn tests which puts refs directly within
> refs/remotes/, and then does things like "git reset --hard trunk"
> (expecting trunk -> refs/remotes/trunk, which the refs/remotes/%1/%*
> doesn't match).

Oh, I never thought refs/remotes/%1/%* was a suggestion for a
serious "improvement", but was merely a thought experiment "if all
the remotes were at least two level names, we could express it like
this to stress that fact".

We already allow 'origin' to refer to refs/remotes/origin/HEAD, so
it is clear refs/remotes/%1/%* alone will not be able to replace
what we have; we need refs/remotes/%* and refs/remotes/%*/HEAD
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