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From: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
To: "Andreas G. Schacker" <andreas.schacker@gmail.com>
Cc: git@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] doc/read-tree: remove obsolete remark
Date: Tue, 09 Jan 2018 11:36:53 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <xmqq373e6cyy.fsf@gitster.mtv.corp.google.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20180109153034.22970-1-andreas.schacker@gmail.com> (Andreas G. Schacker's message of "Tue, 9 Jan 2018 16:30:34 +0100")

"Andreas G. Schacker" <andreas.schacker@gmail.com> writes:

> Earlier versions of `git read-tree` required the `--prefix` option value
> to end with a slash. This restriction was eventually lifted without a
> corresponding amendment to the documentation.
>
> Signed-off-by: Andreas G. Schacker <andreas.schacker@gmail.com>
> ---

Thanks.  "read-tree --prefix=foo- $tree" is allowed these days,
indeed.  Will queue.

What is curious is that 34110cd4 ("Make 'unpack_trees()' have a
separate source and destination index", 2008-03-06) seems to be the
one that removed the check, and the removed contents do not seem to
have much in common with the stated goal of the commit.



>  Documentation/git-read-tree.txt | 5 ++---
>  1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/Documentation/git-read-tree.txt b/Documentation/git-read-tree.txt
> index 72bd809fb..f2a07d54d 100644
> --- a/Documentation/git-read-tree.txt
> +++ b/Documentation/git-read-tree.txt
> @@ -81,12 +81,11 @@ OPTIONS
>  * when both sides add a path identically.  The resolution
>    is to add that path.
>  
> ---prefix=<prefix>/::
> +--prefix=<prefix>::
>  	Keep the current index contents, and read the contents
>  	of the named tree-ish under the directory at `<prefix>`.
>  	The command will refuse to overwrite entries that already
> -	existed in the original index file. Note that the `<prefix>/`
> -	value must end with a slash.
> +	existed in the original index file.
>  
>  --exclude-per-directory=<gitignore>::
>  	When running the command with `-u` and `-m` options, the

  reply	other threads:[~2018-01-09 19:36 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-01-09 15:30 Andreas G. Schacker
2018-01-09 19:36 ` Junio C Hamano [this message]
2018-01-11 10:49 ` Jeff King
2018-01-11 19:02   ` Junio C Hamano
2018-01-11 22:21     ` Jeff King
2018-01-11 23:14       ` Junio C Hamano
2018-01-12  0:35         ` Jeff King

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