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Re: Where is git checkout --orphan implemented at.




Jeff King <peff@xxxxxxxx> writes:

> If you don't even have symbolic-ref handy, you can do:
>
>   echo "ref: refs/heads/new-branch" >.git/HEAD
>
> That's not generally recommended, since future versions of Git may
> change the ref storage format, but it would work with any current
> version of Git.

Makes one wonder if it really "works" if .git/HEAD was created by
older version of Git or in a repository where prefer-symlink-refs is
enabled, though ;-)