list mirror (unofficial, one of many)
 help / color / mirror / code / Atom feed
From: Jeff King <>
To: "brian m. carlson" <>
Cc: Mark Florian <>,
Subject: Re: `@` alias for `HEAD` not working in `git push -u origin @`
Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2019 01:58:33 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Wed, Jul 10, 2019 at 11:39:37PM +0000, brian m. carlson wrote:

> 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]

I see I was cc'd on that original, but I don't remember ever reading it.
It seems like a sane enough idea to me.

Although I did notice that you mentioned there:

> I probably type "git push upstream HEAD" from five to thirty times a
> day

I find I do that rarely, because I have:

  default = current

and in a triangular workflow, I have:

  pushDefault = upstream

So "git push" without arguments typically does the same thing for me.

Not an argument against your patch, but just something you might find


  parent reply	other threads:[~2019-07-31  5:58 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
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 [this message]
2019-07-31 16:10     ` Junio C Hamano

Reply instructions:

You may reply publicly to this message via plain-text email
using any one of the following methods:

* Save the following mbox file, import it into your mail client,
  and reply-to-all from there: mbox

  Avoid top-posting and favor interleaved quoting:

  List information:

* Reply using the --to, --cc, and --in-reply-to
  switches of git-send-email(1):

  git send-email \ \ \ \ \ \
    --subject='Re: `@` alias for `HEAD` not working in `git push -u origin @`' \

* If your mail client supports setting the In-Reply-To header
  via mailto: links, try the mailto: link

Code repositories for project(s) associated with this inbox:

This is a public inbox, see mirroring instructions
for how to clone and mirror all data and code used for this inbox;
as well as URLs for read-only IMAP folder(s) and NNTP newsgroup(s).