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From: Eric Sunshine <sunshine@sunshineco.com>
To: Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason <avarab@gmail.com>
Cc: Git List <git@vger.kernel.org>,
	Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>, Jeff King <peff@peff.net>,
	Johannes Schindelin <johannes.schindelin@gmx.de>,
	Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy  <pclouds@gmail.com>,
	Thomas Gummerer <t.gummerer@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v5 7/8] checkout: add advice for ambiguous "checkout <branch>"
Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2018 18:52:30 -0400
Message-ID: <CAPig+cRGDi-FX1Pr-7dt7G1fbP=ZabFNimuMr-OheBabKAXHLA@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20180601211015.11919-8-avarab@gmail.com>

On Fri, Jun 1, 2018 at 5:10 PM, Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
<avarab@gmail.com> wrote:
> As the "checkout" documentation describes:
>
>     If <branch> is not found but there does exist a tracking branch in
>     exactly one remote (call it <remote>) with a matching name, treat
>     as equivalent to [...] <remote>/<branch.
>
> This is a really useful feature. The problem is that when you and

s/and/add/

> another remote (e.g. a fork) git won't find a unique branch name

Missing comma: s/)/),/

> anymore, and will instead print this nondescript message:

Perhaps s/nondescript/unhelpful/ ?

>     $ git checkout master
>     error: pathspec 'master' did not match any file(s) known to git
>
> Now it will, on my git.git checkout, print:
>
>     $ ./git --exec-path=$PWD checkout master
>     error: pathspec 'master' did not match any file(s) known to git.
>     hint: The argument 'master' matched more than one remote tracking branch.
>     hint: We found 26 remotes with a reference that matched. So we fell back
>     hint: on trying to resolve the argument as a path, but failed there too!
>     hint:
>     hint: If you meant to check out a remote tracking branch on e.g. 'origin'

Missing commas: s/on e.g. 'origin'/on, e.g. 'origin',/

>     hint: you can do so by fully-qualifying the name with the --track option:

s/fully-qualifying/fully qualifying/

>     hint:
>     hint:     git checkout --track origin/<name>
>
> Signed-off-by: Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason <avarab@gmail.com>

Aside from the s/and/add/ botch, all of the above are tiny nits which
don't actually impact the meaning of the commit message, thus not
really important.

> ---
> diff --git a/builtin/checkout.c b/builtin/checkout.c
> @@ -1267,6 +1268,18 @@ int cmd_checkout(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix)
> +               if (ret && dwim_remotes_matched > 1 &&
> +                   advice_checkout_ambiguous_remote_branch_name)
> +                       advise(_("The argument '%s' matched more than one remote tracking branch.\n"

You could drop "The argument" prefix, without hurting the meaning at
all, in order to gain a bit more horizontal space for the '%s'
interpolation. (Not worth a re-roll.)

> +                                "We found %d remotes with a reference that matched. So we fell back\n"
> +                                "on trying to resolve the argument as a path, but failed there too!\n"
> +                                "\n"
> +                                "If you meant to check out a remote tracking branch on e.g. 'origin'\n"
> +                                "you can do so by fully-qualifying the name with the --track option:\n"
> +                                "\n"
> +                                "    git checkout --track origin/<name>"),
> +                              argv[0],
> +                              dwim_remotes_matched);

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Thread overview: 95+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-05-02 10:54 [PATCH] checkout & worktree: introduce a core.DWIMRemote setting Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-05-02 15:21 ` Duy Nguyen
2018-05-02 18:00   ` Eric Sunshine
2018-05-02 18:09     ` Duy Nguyen
2018-05-02 18:25     ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-05-03 13:18       ` [PATCH v2] checkout & worktree: introduce checkout.implicitRemote Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-05-03 15:14         ` Duy Nguyen
2018-05-04  7:54           ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-05-04 14:58             ` Duy Nguyen
2018-05-04 18:02               ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-05-04  9:58         ` Eric Sunshine
2018-05-24 19:47           ` [PATCH v3] " Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-05-25  8:12             ` Junio C Hamano
2018-05-25 14:42               ` Duy Nguyen
2018-05-25 18:38                 ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-05-26 12:49                   ` Duy Nguyen
2018-05-31  7:45             ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-05-31 19:52               ` [PATCH v4 0/9] ambiguous checkout UI & checkout.defaultRemote Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-06-01 21:10                 ` [PATCH v5 0/8] " Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-06-02 11:50                   ` [PATCH v6 " Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-06-05 14:40                     ` [PATCH v7 " Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-06-05 14:40                     ` [PATCH v7 1/8] checkout tests: index should be clean after dwim checkout Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-06-05 15:45                       ` SZEDER Gábor
2018-07-27 17:48                         ` [PATCH] tests: make use of the test_must_be_empty function Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-07-27 21:50                           ` Junio C Hamano
2018-07-31  0:17                           ` SZEDER Gábor
2018-08-22 17:48                           ` [PATCH] t6018-rev-list-glob: fix 'empty stdin' test SZEDER Gábor
2018-08-22 17:53                             ` Eric Sunshine
2018-08-22 18:59                               ` SZEDER Gábor
2018-08-22 20:30                                 ` Eric Sunshine
2018-08-22 18:01                             ` Junio C Hamano
2018-08-22 18:50                             ` Junio C Hamano
2018-08-22 19:23                               ` Jeff King
2018-08-22 19:50                                 ` [PATCH] rev-list: make empty --stdin not an error Jeff King
2018-08-22 20:42                                   ` Junio C Hamano
2018-08-22 21:37                                     ` Jeff King
2018-08-22 21:50                                       ` Junio C Hamano
2018-08-22 21:55                                         ` Jeff King
2018-08-22 21:41                                     ` Junio C Hamano
2018-06-05 14:40                     ` [PATCH v7 2/8] checkout.h: wrap the arguments to unique_tracking_name() Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-06-05 14:40                     ` [PATCH v7 3/8] checkout.c: introduce an *_INIT macro Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-06-05 14:40                     ` [PATCH v7 4/8] checkout.c: change "unique" member to "num_matches" Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-06-05 14:40                     ` [PATCH v7 5/8] checkout: pass the "num_matches" up to callers Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-06-05 14:40                     ` [PATCH v7 6/8] builtin/checkout.c: use "ret" variable for return Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-06-05 14:40                     ` [PATCH v7 7/8] checkout: add advice for ambiguous "checkout <branch>" Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-06-05 14:40                     ` [PATCH v7 8/8] checkout & worktree: introduce checkout.defaultRemote Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-06-02 11:50                   ` [PATCH v6 1/8] checkout tests: index should be clean after dwim checkout Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-06-02 11:50                   ` [PATCH v6 2/8] checkout.h: wrap the arguments to unique_tracking_name() Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-06-02 11:50                   ` [PATCH v6 3/8] checkout.c: introduce an *_INIT macro Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-06-02 11:50                   ` [PATCH v6 4/8] checkout.c]: change "unique" member to "num_matches" Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-06-02 11:50                   ` [PATCH v6 5/8] checkout: pass the "num_matches" up to callers Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-06-02 11:50                   ` [PATCH v6 6/8] builtin/checkout.c: use "ret" variable for return Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-06-02 11:50                   ` [PATCH v6 7/8] checkout: add advice for ambiguous "checkout <branch>" Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-06-02 11:50                   ` [PATCH v6 8/8] checkout & worktree: introduce checkout.defaultRemote Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-06-03  7:58                     ` Eric Sunshine
2018-06-01 21:10                 ` [PATCH v5 1/8] checkout tests: index should be clean after dwim checkout Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-06-01 21:10                 ` [PATCH v5 2/8] checkout.h: wrap the arguments to unique_tracking_name() Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-06-01 21:10                 ` [PATCH v5 3/8] checkout.[ch]: introduce an *_INIT macro Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-06-01 22:40                   ` Eric Sunshine
2018-06-01 21:10                 ` [PATCH v5 4/8] checkout.[ch]: change "unique" member to "num_matches" Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-06-01 22:41                   ` Eric Sunshine
2018-06-01 21:10                 ` [PATCH v5 5/8] checkout: pass the "num_matches" up to callers Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-06-01 21:10                 ` [PATCH v5 6/8] builtin/checkout.c: use "ret" variable for return Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-06-01 21:10                 ` [PATCH v5 7/8] checkout: add advice for ambiguous "checkout <branch>" Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-06-01 22:52                   ` Eric Sunshine [this message]
2018-06-01 21:10                 ` [PATCH v5 8/8] checkout & worktree: introduce checkout.defaultRemote Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-05-31 19:52               ` [PATCH v4 1/9] checkout tests: index should be clean after dwim checkout Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-06-01  4:06                 ` Junio C Hamano
2018-06-01 19:43                   ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-05-31 19:52               ` [PATCH v4 2/9] checkout.h: wrap the arguments to unique_tracking_name() Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-05-31 19:52               ` [PATCH v4 3/9] checkout.[ch]: move struct declaration into *.h Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-05-31 21:45                 ` Thomas Gummerer
2018-06-01  2:14                   ` Junio C Hamano
2018-06-01  9:56                     ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-05-31 19:52               ` [PATCH v4 4/9] checkout.[ch]: introduce an *_INIT macro Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-06-01  4:16                 ` Junio C Hamano
2018-05-31 19:52               ` [PATCH v4 5/9] checkout.[ch]: change "unique" member to "num_matches" Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-05-31 19:52               ` [PATCH v4 6/9] checkout: pass the "num_matches" up to callers Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-05-31 19:52               ` [PATCH v4 7/9] builtin/checkout.c: use "ret" variable for return Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-05-31 19:52               ` [PATCH v4 8/9] checkout: add advice for ambiguous "checkout <branch>" Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-06-01  4:32                 ` Junio C Hamano
2018-06-01  5:11                   ` Junio C Hamano
2018-06-01  9:54                     ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-06-04  1:58                       ` Junio C Hamano
2018-06-01  9:50                   ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-06-01  7:53                 ` Eric Sunshine
2018-06-01 19:59                   ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-05-31 19:52               ` [PATCH v4 9/9] checkout & worktree: introduce checkout.defaultRemote Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-05-31 21:49                 ` Stefan Beller
2018-06-01  8:04                   ` Eric Sunshine
2018-06-01  9:47                   ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-05-31 22:22                 ` Thomas Gummerer
2018-06-01  2:17                   ` Junio C Hamano
2018-05-04  7:14       ` [PATCH] checkout & worktree: introduce a core.DWIMRemote setting Eric Sunshine
2018-05-04  7:23         ` Eric Sunshine

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