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

On Mon, Jun 11, 2018 at 10:35:40AM -0700, Junio C Hamano wrote:

> 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 ;-)

Heh, true. I guess "rm -f .git/HEAD" before would "fix" it.