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From: "brian m. carlson" <sandals@crustytoothpaste.net>
To: Mark Florian <mflorian@gitlab.com>
Cc: git@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: `@` alias for `HEAD` not working in `git push -u origin @`
Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2019 23:39:37 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20190710233937.GG9224@genre.crustytoothpaste.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CANC=f2c8eynWJ1r=zwZq1qwrDE85LVFMU2mjLU26HYMDGaD4iA@mail.gmail.com>

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On 2019-07-10 at 05:06:08, Mark Florian wrote:
> Hello!
> 
> I learned today that `@` is a shortcut for `HEAD`. From `git help reivisions`:
> 
>     @ alone is a shortcut for HEAD.
> 
> However, when I tried to use it in a command I frequently use, I got an error:
> 
>     $ git push -u origin @
>     fatal: invalid refspec '@'
> 
> I'm running git version 2.22.0 on Linux.
> 
> Is this a bug, or have I misunderstood how this is supposed to work?

This is a bug. If the destination side of a refspec is omitted, and the
source side resolves to a ref starting with "refs/heads/" or
"refs/tags/" (which I expect it does here), then that ref is used as the
destination.

I submitted a patch at [0], but it was decided not to pick it up. If
Junio and the list decide that it's wanted, I'm happy to resend or
revise and resend.

[0] https://public-inbox.org/git/20180729192803.1047050-1-sandals@crustytoothpaste.net/
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  reply	other threads:[~2019-07-10 23:39 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-07-10  5:06 Mark Florian
2019-07-10 23:39 ` brian m. carlson [this message]
2019-07-11  9:46   ` Johannes Schindelin
2019-07-11 14:48     ` brian m. carlson
2019-07-12 10:29       ` Johannes Schindelin
2019-07-31  5:58   ` Jeff King
2019-07-31 16:10     ` Junio C Hamano

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