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From: "Tao Klerks via GitGitGadget" <gitgitgadget@gmail.com>
To: git@vger.kernel.org
Cc: Tao Klerks <tao@klerks.biz>, Tao Klerks <tao@klerks.biz>
Subject: [PATCH] rev-parse: documentation adjustment - mention remote tracking with @{u}
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2022 04:01:11 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <pull.1265.git.1655697671724.gitgitgadget@gmail.com> (raw)

From: Tao Klerks <tao@klerks.biz>

The documentation explained the conversion from remote branch path to
local tracking ref path for @{push}, but not for @{upstream}.

Add the note to @{upstream}, and reference it in @{push} to avoid undue
repetition.

Signed-off-by: Tao Klerks <tao@klerks.biz>
---
    rev-parse: documentation adjustment - mention remote tracking with @{u}
    
    Small clarification in the doc for git rev-parse.

Published-As: https://github.com/gitgitgadget/git/releases/tag/pr-1265%2FTaoK%2Ftao-upstreak-doc-fix-v1
Fetch-It-Via: git fetch https://github.com/gitgitgadget/git pr-1265/TaoK/tao-upstreak-doc-fix-v1
Pull-Request: https://github.com/gitgitgadget/git/pull/1265

 Documentation/revisions.txt | 17 +++++++++--------
 1 file changed, 9 insertions(+), 8 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/revisions.txt b/Documentation/revisions.txt
index f5f17b65a12..33809036f04 100644
--- a/Documentation/revisions.txt
+++ b/Documentation/revisions.txt
@@ -97,18 +97,19 @@ some output processing may assume ref names in UTF-8.
 
 '[<branchname>]@\{upstream\}', e.g. 'master@\{upstream\}', '@\{u\}'::
   The suffix '@\{upstream\}' to a branchname (short form '<branchname>@\{u\}')
-  refers to the branch that the branch specified by branchname is set to build on
-  top of (configured with `branch.<name>.remote` and
-  `branch.<name>.merge`).  A missing branchname defaults to the
-  current one. These suffixes are also accepted when spelled in uppercase, and
-  they mean the same thing no matter the case.
+  refers to the remote branch that the branch specified by branchname
+  is set to build on top of (configured with `branch.<name>.remote` and
+  `branch.<name>.merge`). As `branch.<name>.merge` is the branch path on the
+  remote, it is first converted to a local tracking branch (i.e., something in
+  `refs/remotes/`). A missing branchname defaults to the current one. These
+  suffixes are also accepted when spelled in uppercase, and they mean the same
+  thing no matter the case.
 
 '[<branchname>]@\{push\}', e.g. 'master@\{push\}', '@\{push\}'::
   The suffix '@\{push}' reports the branch "where we would push to" if
   `git push` were run while `branchname` was checked out (or the current
-  `HEAD` if no branchname is specified). Since our push destination is
-  in a remote repository, of course, we report the local tracking branch
-  that corresponds to that branch (i.e., something in `refs/remotes/`).
+  `HEAD` if no branchname is specified). Like for '@\{upstream\}', we report
+  the local tracking branch that corresponds to that remote branch.
 +
 Here's an example to make it more clear:
 +

base-commit: 5b71c59bc3b9365075e2a175aa7b6f2b0c84ce44
-- 
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             reply	other threads:[~2022-06-20  4:01 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2022-06-20  4:01 Tao Klerks via GitGitGadget [this message]
2022-06-21 16:19 ` Junio C Hamano
2022-06-23  4:37   ` Tao Klerks
2022-06-23  5:01 ` [PATCH v2] " Tao Klerks via GitGitGadget

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