[PATCH] UBUNTU: Use 'git foo' rather than 'git-foo'

Andy Whitcroft apw at canonical.com
Mon Jan 5 16:41:10 GMT 2009

On Mon, Jan 05, 2009 at 04:16:21PM +0000, Colin Watson wrote:
> The git-core package in Jaunty (as of 1:1.6.0-1) no longer provides
> git-foo commands in the default $PATH. Quoting
> /usr/share/doc/git-core/NEWS.Debian.gz:
> git-core (1:1.6.0-1) experimental; urgency=low
>   Most of the programs are now installed outside the default $PATH,
>   except for "git", "gitk" and some server side programs that need
>   to be accessible for technical reasons.  Invoking a git subcommand
>   as "git-xyzzy" from the command line has been deprecated since
>   early 2006 (and officially announced in the 1.5.4 release notes);
>   using the "git-xyzzy" form in scripts after adding the output from
>   "git --exec-path" to the $PATH is still supported in this release,
>   but users are again strongly encouraged to adjust their scripts to
>   use the "git xyzzy" form, as this support might be dropped in later
>   releases.
>  -- Gerrit Pape <pape at smarden.org>  Sun, 24 Aug 2008 22:31:44 +0000
> This modifies a few stray scripts that still used the old git-foo form.
> Signed-off-by: Colin Watson <cjwatson at canonical.com>

This has been mentioned loudly and often on the git list, and this is
definatly the correct thing to do.  I can see no other references to this
form in our stuff.



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