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From: Jeff King <>
To: "Andreas G. Schacker" <>
Cc: Junio C Hamano <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] doc/read-tree: remove obsolete remark
Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2018 05:49:14 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Tue, Jan 09, 2018 at 04:30:34PM +0100, Andreas G. Schacker wrote:

> Earlier versions of `git read-tree` required the `--prefix` option value
> to end with a slash. This restriction was eventually lifted without a
> corresponding amendment to the documentation.

Makes sense.

> ---prefix=<prefix>/::
> +--prefix=<prefix>::
>  	Keep the current index contents, and read the contents
>  	of the named tree-ish under the directory at `<prefix>`.
>  	The command will refuse to overwrite entries that already
> -	existed in the original index file. Note that the `<prefix>/`
> -	value must end with a slash.
> +	existed in the original index file.

Is it worth mentioning in the new world order that the slash is not
implied? I.e., that you probably do want to say "--prefix=foo/" if you
want the subdirectory "foo", but do not want to match "foobar"?


  parent reply	other threads:[~2018-01-11 10:49 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-01-09 15:30 Andreas G. Schacker
2018-01-09 19:36 ` Junio C Hamano
2018-01-11 10:49 ` Jeff King [this message]
2018-01-11 19:02   ` Junio C Hamano
2018-01-11 22:21     ` Jeff King
2018-01-11 23:14       ` Junio C Hamano
2018-01-12  0:35         ` Jeff King

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