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From: Johannes Sixt <>
To: Yuri <>
Cc: Git Mailing List <>
Subject: Re: [feature suggestion] Add 'git stash export', 'git stash import' commands to allow to backup stash externally
Date: Thu, 6 May 2021 08:43:55 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

Am 06.05.21 um 08:12 schrieb Yuri:
> On 5/5/21 11:07 PM, Johannes Sixt wrote:
>> I would argue that you are doing something wrong if your stashes are
>> particularly valuable. If you regularly revert temporary, but precious
>> work, then you should commit the work and mark it with a branch tip or
>> tag.
> No, it is work in progress. I begin to work on some modification or
> update, discover some issue, and stash the update until this issue is
> resolved,
> It could take days, weeks, months to resolve them.

I know. But, as I said, when you turn away from your current work, which
is precious, then you should make a commit, in particular, when you can
forsee that you might not be able to come back soon.

A 'git stash' is really only intended as a short-term
make-the-worktree-temporarily-clean auxiliary storage. It is not
intended as a long-term storage. For long-term storage, use branches.
"Short term" is measured in seconds (rebase --autostash), minutes,
perhaps hours, but certainly not weeks or months.

At least, that's how I understand (and use) it.

-- Hannes

  reply	other threads:[~2021-05-06  6:44 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 16+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-05-05 19:51 [feature suggestion] Add 'git stash export', 'git stash import' commands to allow to backup stash externally Yuri
2021-05-05 20:07 ` Randall S. Becker
2021-05-05 20:11   ` Yuri
2021-05-06  2:22   ` Junio C Hamano
2021-05-06  6:07 ` Johannes Sixt
2021-05-06  6:12   ` Yuri
2021-05-06  6:43     ` Johannes Sixt [this message]
2021-05-06  6:58       ` Yuri
2021-05-06  8:38         ` Junio C Hamano
2021-05-06  8:41           ` Yuri
2021-05-06  9:09             ` Junio C Hamano
2021-05-06 10:23             ` Felipe Contreras
2021-05-06  8:40         ` Felipe Contreras
2021-05-06  8:45           ` Yuri
2021-05-06 10:45             ` Felipe Contreras
2021-05-06 14:10             ` Theodore Ts'o

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