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From: Johannes Schindelin <>
To: "brian m. carlson" <>
Cc: Mark Florian <>,
Subject: Re: `@` alias for `HEAD` not working in `git push -u origin @`
Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2019 12:29:06 +0200 (CEST)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

Hi brian,

On Thu, 11 Jul 2019, brian m. carlson wrote:

> On 2019-07-11 at 09:46:26, Johannes Schindelin wrote:
> > 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?
> I haven't checked. I believe it would resolve "git fetch origin @" to
> "git fetch origin HEAD" and "git fetch origin @:refs/heads/master" to
> "git fetch origin HEAD:refs/heads/master".

That sounds like a sane behavior, as `@` on the "src" side of a refspec
that tries to fetch from a remote repository should probably not expand
to a _local_ branch.

> I can add some additional tests for this case, although I'm not
> especially sure that it provides useful behavior people will want.

Nah, from my side this is not necessary.


  reply	other threads:[~2019-07-12 10:29 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 [this message]
2019-07-31  5:58   ` Jeff King
2019-07-31 16:10     ` Junio C Hamano

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