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Re: [PATCH] doc/read-tree: remove obsolete remark




"Andreas G. Schacker" <andreas.schacker@xxxxxxxxx> 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@xxxxxxxxx>
> ---

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