On 02/24/2017 02:36 AM, Craig Ringer wrote:
> On 16 January 2017 at 05:01, Jim Nasby <jim.na...@bluetreble.com> wrote:
>> Not sure how many people still use [1], as referenced by our git wiki[2],
>> but it appears git worktrees are a viable replacement for that technique. In
>> short, if you're already in your checkout:
>> git worktree add ../9.6 REL9_6_STABLE
>> would give you a checkout of 9.6 in the ../9.6 directory.
>> BTW, I learned about this from this "git year in review" article[3].
> Looks handy enough to merit adding to the Pg developer FAQ. Please?
> It looks cleaner than my current approach of doing a local clone or
> re-cloning from upstream with a local repo as a --reference .

Does this do anythng different from the git contrib script
git-new-workdir that I have been using for quite a long while?
Essentially it symlinks a bunch of things from the old workdir to the
new one. I copied the technique in the buildfarm's git_use_workdirs feature.




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