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




On Thu, Jan 11, 2018 at 11:02:04AM -0800, Junio C Hamano wrote:

> >> ---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"?
> 
> Doesn't "git read-tree --prefix=previous HEAD^" add paths like
> "previous/Documentation/Makefile" to the index, i.e. instead of
> forcing you to have the required slash at the end, we give one for
> free when it is missing?

Yes, I think it does what you'd want with that path. But it would not do
what you want by adding "previous-file". Which seems like a gotcha that
should be mentioned.

-Peff