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Re: Checkout file without changing index?

Piotr Krukowiecki <piotr.krukowiecki@xxxxxxxxx> writes:

> I was familiar with "git checkout revision -- file".
> But it updates both working tree and index. I had some changes in
> index (staged) and "git checkout HEAD -- file" silently overwritten
> it. Well, probably my mistake, it's documented.

We'd invite you to live on the leading edge and try

    $ git restore --source=<revision> <pathspec>

which by default checks things out only to the working tree, but not
to the index (you say --staged if you want to restore to the index,
and you say --worktree if you want to restore to the working tree,
or you can say both, which would be the same as "git checkout").

I think the new command is now on the 'pu' branch, but in a few
weeks hopefully it will appear on the 'next' branch.