git@vger.kernel.org list mirror (unofficial, one of many)
 help / color / mirror / code / Atom feed
From: Johannes Schindelin <Johannes.Schindelin@gmx.de>
To: "brian m. carlson" <sandals@crustytoothpaste.net>
Cc: Mark Florian <mflorian@gitlab.com>, git@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: `@` alias for `HEAD` not working in `git push -u origin @`
Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2019 11:46:26 +0200 (CEST)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <nycvar.QRO.7.76.6.1907111141380.46@tvgsbejvaqbjf.bet> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20190710233937.GG9224@genre.crustytoothpaste.net>

Hi brian,

On Wed, 10 Jul 2019, brian m. carlson wrote:

> On 2019-07-10 at 05:06:08, Mark Florian wrote:
> >
> > 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/

After reading that thread, I come to the conclusion that it was not so
much a decision not to pick it up, but more like a falling between the
cracks.

I would be in favor of this patch.

Since I have your attention and since I am interested in a related issue
(when I wanted to propose a GSoC mini project to let `git fetch <remote>
@` expand the `@` to the current (local) branch name, Matthieu Moy
pointed out that `git fetch --current <remote>` might be a better UI):
what does your patch do with `git fetch`'s refspec arguments?

Ciao,
Dscho

  reply	other threads:[~2019-07-11  9:46 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 [this message]
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

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:
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posting_style#Interleaved_style

  List information: http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html

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

  git send-email \
    --in-reply-to=nycvar.QRO.7.76.6.1907111141380.46@tvgsbejvaqbjf.bet \
    --to=johannes.schindelin@gmx.de \
    --cc=git@vger.kernel.org \
    --cc=mflorian@gitlab.com \
    --cc=sandals@crustytoothpaste.net \
    --subject='Re: `@` alias for `HEAD` not working in `git push -u origin @`' \
    /path/to/YOUR_REPLY

  https://kernel.org/pub/software/scm/git/docs/git-send-email.html

* 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:

	https://80x24.org/mirrors/git.git

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).