"Philip Oakley" <philipoak...@iee.org> writes:
>> + Note that `--force` applies to all the refs that are pushed,
>> + hence using `git push --all --force`, or `git push --force`
>> + with `push.default` set to `matching` may override refs other
>> + than the current branch (including local refs that are
>> + strictly behind their remote counterpart). To force a push to
>> + only one branch, use `git push <remote> +<branch>` instead of
>> + `--force`.
> It would be useful to include a real example "e.g. `git push origin
> +master`", or a link to specifying a refspec "see <refspec>... above",
> such that the "+" doesn't get lost in the general text, as push is one
> of the first few commands a new user is likely to be looking up (and
> misunderstanding ;-), so let's make the + obvious
Yes, why not. I'll point to the <refspec> section for detail, and just
give an example here.
> I did notice that the <refspec>... section doesn't actually associate
> the "+" with the force action - Am I misunderstanding this?
By having the optional leading `+`, you can tell Git to update the
<dst> ref even if it is not allowed by default (e.g., it is not a
I think it's OK.
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