Junio C Hamano wrote:
> Phil Hord <phil.h...@gmail.com> writes:
>> On Sat, Aug 24, 2013 at 9:35 PM, Phil Hord <ho...@cisco.com> wrote:

>>> When the pathspec given to grep includes a tree name, the full
>>> name of matched files is assembled using colon as a separator.
>>> If the pathspec includes a tree name, it should use a slash
>>> instead.
>>   If the tree name includes an object name, as in
>>   HEAD:some/path, it should use a slash instead.
> What problem are you trying to solve?  It should use HEAD:some/path,
> not HEAD/some/path.

I think Phil meant that when "git grep" is asked to search within
"HEAD:some/path", filenames tacked on at the end should be appended
with a '/' separator instead of the usual ':' (e.g.,
"HEAD:some/path/inner/path.c", not "HEAD:some/path:inner/path.c").
Otherwise I cannot copy and paste "git grep" output and get something
suitable for passing to "git show".

I don't think we have a standard name for the tree:path syntax.  I've
always just called it tree:path syntax. :)

Hope that helps,
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