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Merge branch 'mm/die-with-dashdash-help'

When the user gives an argument that can be taken as both a revision
name and a pathname without disambiguating with "--", we used to
give a help message "Use '--' to separate".  The message has been
clarified to show where that '--' goes on the command line.

* mm/die-with-dashdash-help:
  setup: clarify error messages for file/revisions ambiguity
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commit 64336ebe3413e07dcf9e0bcaba93884caab8d65d 2 parents 4692f32 + 4d4b573
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  1. +5 −3 setup.c
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8 setup.c
@@ -79,7 +79,7 @@ static void NORETURN die_verify_filename(const char *prefix,
{
if (!diagnose_misspelt_rev)
die("%s: no such path in the working tree.\n"
- "Use '-- <path>...' to specify paths that do not exist locally.",
+ "Use 'git <command> -- <path>...' to specify paths that do not exist locally.",
arg);
/*
* Saying "'(icase)foo' does not exist in the index" when the
@@ -92,7 +92,8 @@ static void NORETURN die_verify_filename(const char *prefix,
/* ... or fall back the most general message. */
die("ambiguous argument '%s': unknown revision or path not in the working tree.\n"
- "Use '--' to separate paths from revisions", arg);
+ "Use '--' to separate paths from revisions, like this:\n"
+ "'git <command> [<revision>...] -- [<file>...]'", arg);
}
@@ -141,7 +142,8 @@ void verify_non_filename(const char *prefix, const char *arg)
if (!check_filename(prefix, arg))
return;
die("ambiguous argument '%s': both revision and filename\n"
- "Use '--' to separate filenames from revisions", arg);
+ "Use '--' to separate paths from revisions, like this:\n"
+ "'git <command> [<revision>...] -- [<file>...]'", arg);
}
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