On Wed, Feb 26, 2014 at 8:24 AM, Eric Sunshine <sunsh...@sunshineco.com> wrote:
>> +       If this variable is set to a path, non-worktree files that are
>> +       normally in $GIT_DIR will be taken from this path
>> +       instead. Worktree-specific files such as HEAD or index are
>> +       taken from $GIT_DIR. This variable has lower precedence than
>> +       other path variables such as GIT_INDEX_FILE,
> For a person not familiar with "git checkout --to" or its underlying
> implementation, this description may be lacking. Such a reader may be
> left wondering about GIT_COMMON_DIR's overall purpose, and when and
> how it should be used. Perhaps it would make sense to talk a bit about
> "git checkout --to" here?

I don't want to repeat too much. Maybe mention about "git checkout
--to" and point them to git-checkout man page?
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