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From: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
To: "Robert P. J. Day" <rpjday@crashcourse.ca>
Cc: Kevin Daudt <me@ikke.info>, Git Mailing list <git@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: "man git-checkout", man page is inconsistent between SYNOPSIS and details
Date: Mon, 02 Oct 2017 09:29:37 +0900
Message-ID: <xmqqtvzis87i.fsf@gitster.mtv.corp.google.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <alpine.LFD.2.21.1710010603340.17338@localhost.localdomain>

"Robert P. J. Day" <rpjday@crashcourse.ca> writes:

> ok, i'm going to have to digest all that; pretty sure someone else
> will need to change the man page to clarify the apparent inconsistency
> i was referring to:
>
>   SYNOPSIS
>        git checkout [-p|--patch] [<tree-ish>] [--] [<paths>...]
>   DESCRIPTION
>        git checkout [-p|--patch] [<tree-ish>] [--] <pathspec>...

Yes, and a short-version of my answer is that they both are wrong
;-)

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Thread overview: 11+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2017-09-30  9:27 Robert P. J. Day
2017-09-30 14:32 ` Kevin Daudt
2017-09-30 15:01   ` Robert P. J. Day
2017-09-30 22:04   ` Robert P. J. Day
2017-10-01  3:49     ` Junio C Hamano
2017-10-01 10:05       ` Robert P. J. Day
2017-10-02  0:29         ` Junio C Hamano [this message]
2017-10-11  2:39           ` [PATCH] checkout doc: clarify command line args for "checkout paths" mode Junio C Hamano
2017-10-11  3:22             ` Jonathan Nieder
2017-10-11  5:02               ` Junio C Hamano
2017-10-11  5:16                 ` Jonathan Nieder

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