[rebase PATCH] Introduce --merge-files (-M) flag (WAS: Introduce --no-rebase flag)

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Mon Jun 3 16:30:00 GMT 2019


On May  6 10:31, Michael Haubenwallner wrote:
> 
> On 5/4/19 4:33 PM, Brian Inglis wrote:
> > On 2019-05-03 09:32, Michael Haubenwallner wrote:
> >> On 4/12/19 8:03 PM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >>> On Apr 12 15:52, Michael Haubenwallner wrote:
> >>>> The --no-rebase flag is to update the database for new files, without
> >>> Wouldn't something like --merge-files be more descriptive?
> >> What about --recognize ?
> > 
> > "The --recognize flag is to update the database for new files, without
> > performing a rebase.  The file names provided should have been rebased
> > using the --oblivious flag just before."
> > 
> > Recognize does not mean record or update in English but see, identify, or
> > acknowledge.
> > 
> > Your earlier suggestion of --record, the verb used in the comment quoted above
> > --update, or CV's suggestion --merge-files would make sense and be more
> > descriptive.
> 
> On a first thought, "merge files" does have a different meaning in the Gentoo
> context already, as in "merge files from staging directory into the live file
> system".
> However, on a second thought, "rebase --merge-files" is performed afterwards,
> but still part of that "merge files" phase, so the name does actually fit.
> 
> Patch updated.

Pushed.


Thanks,
Corinna

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Corinna Vinschen
Cygwin Maintainer
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