On 25 September 2013 04:51, David Aguilar <dav...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 24, 2013 at 2:07 PM, Jona Christopher Sahnwaldt
> <j...@sahnwaldt.de> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> maybe this has already been reported, but I didn't find it in the mail 
>> archive.
>> If I understand correctly, after I clone a repo, I should be able to
>> switch to branch foo just by running
>> git checkout foo
>> This doesn't seem to work if a folder called "foo" exists in the root
>> of the repo.
> git checkout foo --

Thanks for the suggestion, but it doesn't work for me. With both and, I get this:

$ git checkout wiktionary --
fatal: invalid reference: wiktionary

When I try the full branch name:

$ git checkout origin/wiktionary --
Note: checking out 'origin/wiktionary'.
You are in 'detached HEAD' state. You can [...]



> The double-dash at the end disambiguates between refs and paths.
> You can use that trick on any command that accepts refspec (branches,
> tags, etc) and pathspec (path patterns).
> --
> David
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