Commit 00bb4378 authored by Chris Rorvick's avatar Chris Rorvick Committed by Junio C Hamano

Documentation/git-checkout.txt: document 70c9ac2f behavior

Document the behavior implemented in 70c9ac2f (DWIM "git checkout
frotz" to "git checkout -b frotz origin/frotz").
Signed-off-by: Chris Rorvick's avatarChris Rorvick <[email protected]>
Signed-off-by: default avatarJunio C Hamano <[email protected]>
parent e1cdf633
......@@ -28,6 +28,14 @@ branch.
working tree are kept, so that they can be committed to the
<branch>.
+
If <branch> is not found but there does exist a tracking branch in
exactly one remote (call it <remote>) with a matching name, treat as
equivalent to
+
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$ git checkout -b <branch> --track <remote>/<branch>
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You could omit <branch>, in which case the command degenerates to
"check out the current branch", which is a glorified no-op with a
rather expensive side-effects to show only the tracking information,
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