Duy Nguyen <pclo...@gmail.com> writes: > On Fri, Jul 19, 2013 at 2:16 PM, Adam Brengesjö <ca.brenge...@gmail.com> > wrote: >> From SYNOPSIS: >> >> git checkout [-p|--patch] [<tree-ish>] [--] [<paths>…] >> >> >> From DESCRIPTION >> >> git checkout [-p|--patch] [<tree-ish>] [--] <pathspec>… >> >> >> >> 1. Named <paths> in SYNOPSIS, but <pathspec> in DESCRIPTION. (It's >> referred to as <path> in the body text). >> >> 2. <paths> is marked as optional in SYNOPSIS, but <pathspec> is not. >> >> I'm not submitting a patch now, as I'm not sure which is correct. > > If I'm not mistaken, "git checkout" takes pathspec in all cases.
Correct. And I think -p form (which I do not use myself so please double check) can be run with an empty pathspec. It looks somewhat idiotic that git checkout master git checout -p next will finish on the 'master' branch, with random selected bits of differences for 'master' to go to 'next' applied to the index and the working tree, but that seems to be how it works. -- 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