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Re: Checkout file without changing index?

On Wed, Apr 24, 2019 at 3:46 PM Junio C Hamano <gitster@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 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").

Thanks, looks nice. git-checkout is a bit inconsistent at what it
does, and I understand the git-restore and git-switch are a better
replacement for it.

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

Is it possible to get a Windows build?

Piotr Krukowiecki