Ramkumar Ramachandra <artag...@gmail.com> writes:

> Many of my ideas turn out to be really stupid, and I need to throw
> away my feature branch.  So, I find myself doing this often:
>   # on branch menuconfig-jk
>   $ git checkout master
>   $ git branch -D<BACKSAPCE>
>   # er, what was the branch name again?
>   $ git checkout -
>   # Ah
>   $ git checkout master
>   $ git branch -D menuconfig-jk
> So, I scripted it for myself.  Perhaps we should get the functionality
> in core as `git branch -Dc` (c for "current"; or something)?

What branch will I be on after doing that?  Detached at that branch?

> Also, perhaps a `git describe -` corresponding to `git checkout -`

Did you know that the general way to spell the branch previously you
were on is "@{-1}" and "checkout -" is an ugly special case that is
possible only because "checkout" does not happen to take a "-" as a
valid argument that means something else (like the more usual "read
from standard input")?


        $ git branch -D @{-1}

would have worked without <BACKSPACE> and everything that follows.

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