Re: How to checkout a tag?

From: Jakub Narebski <>
Date: 2006-10-06 17:32:16
Andy Whitcroft wrote:

> Jeff Garzik wrote:
>> Sometimes I receive a kernel patch based off an older version of the
>> kernel, for example a 2.6.18 patch when the current kernel is 2.6.19-rc1.
>> I would like to create a branch starting at 2.6.18, merge the patch, and
>> then merge up to the current kernel.
>> How does one check out a tag, or create a branch based on a tag's
>> starting point?
> A tag is a ref like any other:
>       git checkout -b branchname tag

Which is a shortcut for
        git branch branchname tag
        git checkout branchname

You cannot checkout a tag [object], because branch has to be able to move
forward to the new commit when you commit changes,

Jakub Narebski
Warsaw, Poland
ShadeHawk on #git

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Received on Fri Oct 06 17:32:40 2006

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