Thomas Ackermann <th.ac...@arcor.de> writes: > `git branch -d <branch>`:: > - delete the branch `<branch>`; if the branch you are deleting > - points to a commit which is not reachable from the current > - branch, this command will fail with a warning. > + delete the branch `<branch>`; if the branch is not fully > + merged in its upstream branch or contained in the current branch, > + this command will fail with a warning.
This is not a new problem, but it fails with an error, not a warning (which often is a message to caution but operation gets carried out anyway). For that matter, it might be better to say "stops", as it is not a failure but is saving the user from losing information (in other words, that is a different kind of success ;-). It also stops you from deleting the branch you are currently on. I wonder if we want to mention that, too? > `git branch -D <branch>`:: > - even if the branch points to a commit not reachable > - from the current branch, you may know that that commit > - is still reachable from some other branch or tag. In that > - case it is safe to use this command to force Git to delete > - the branch. > + delete the branch `<branch>` irrespective of its merged status. > `git checkout <branch>`:: > make the current branch `<branch>`, updating the working > - directory to reflect the version referenced by `<branch>` > + directory to reflect the version referenced by `<branch>`. > `git checkout -b <new> <start-point>`:: > create a new branch `<new>` referencing `<start-point>`, and > check it out. -- 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