Web lists-archives.com

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




On Tue, Jan 09, 2018 at 04:30:34PM +0100, Andreas G. Schacker wrote:

> 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.

Makes sense.

> ---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.

Is it worth mentioning in the new world order that the slash is not
implied? I.e., that you probably do want to say "--prefix=foo/" if you
want the subdirectory "foo", but do not want to match "foobar"?

-Peff