Marc Branchaud <marcn...@xiplink.com> writes:
> On 13-06-17 01:52 PM, Matthieu Moy wrote:
>> The behavior of "git push --force" is rather clear when it updates only
>> one remote ref, but running it when pushing several branches can really
>> be dangerous. Warn the users a bit more and give them the alternative to
>> push only one branch.
>> Signed-off-by: Matthieu Moy <matthieu....@imag.fr>
>> Documentation/git-push.txt | 8 ++++++++
>> 1 file changed, 8 insertions(+)
>> diff --git a/Documentation/git-push.txt b/Documentation/git-push.txt
>> index 938d1ee..9b9e7d1 100644
>> --- a/Documentation/git-push.txt
>> +++ b/Documentation/git-push.txt
>> @@ -136,6 +136,14 @@ already exists on the remote side.
>> not an ancestor of the local ref used to overwrite it.
>> This flag disables the check. This can cause the
>> remote repository to lose commits; use it with care.
>> + Note that `--force` applies to all the refs that are pushed,
>> + hence using it with `push.default` set to `matching` or with
>> + multiple push destination configured may override refs other
After I re-read the one, I found that "override" somewhat a strange
expression. There is nothing that overrides or to be overriden.
How about putting it like this?
Documentation/git-push.txt | 9 +++++++++
1 file changed, 9 insertions(+)
diff --git a/Documentation/git-push.txt b/Documentation/git-push.txt
index 8b637d3..21294aa 100644
@@ -124,6 +124,15 @@ no `push.default` configuration variable is set.
not an ancestor of the local ref used to overwrite it.
This flag disables the check. This can cause the
remote repository to lose commits; use it with care.
+ Note that `--force` applies to all the refs that are pushed,
+ hence using it with `push.default` set to `matching` or with
+ multiple push destinations configured with `remote.*.push`
+ may push out 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 a `+` in front of the
+ refspec to push (e.g `git push origin +master` to force a push
+ to the `master` branch). See the `<refspec>...` section above
+ for details.
This option is only relevant if no <repository> argument is
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