Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] How to clone 1.12 branch source code
From: Evan Huus <[email protected]>
Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2014 08:05:25 -0700
On Mon, Jun 16, 2014 at 8:00 AM, Jeff Morriss <[email protected]> wrote:
[I merged a couple of forks of this thread to show more history before responding.]

On 06/15/14 10:51, Richard Sharpe wrote:
Le 15/06/2014 14:02, Jeff Morriss a écrit :
On Sun, Jun 15, 2014 at 4:31 AM, wsgd <[email protected]> wrote:
Must be possible to clone directly the good branch, no ?
>> git clone --branch master-1.12 https://code.wireshark.org/review/wireshark master-1.12

Why would you want to do that when you can clone the whole thing and
then just check out what you want?

Why clone master when you really want master-1.12?

Before I RTFM'd and discovered the --branch command I used to do as you suggest but it seemed quite a waste:

git clone [...] master-1.12

git checkout origin/master-1.12 -b master-1.12
git branch -D master

Note that I really want a separate directory that is dedicated to master-1.12.  The whole do-everything-in-one-directory thing takes entirely too long (right now I can test a fuzz failure against 3 or more branches in parallel without even having to wait for a recompile let alone deal with all the mess that gets left behind when switching major branches--look at git status after switching from a master-1.10 compile to master for an example).

On Unixen (all non-windows platforms) git ships with an additional script hidden away called 'git-new-workdir' which allows you to do just that by using symlinks, so you can have multiple working directories on multiple branches, all working off of a single actual clone.

Caveats are:
- I have no idea how to do that on Windows
- If you accidentally break the implicit rules (i.e. you checkout master in your master-1.12 directory) all hell breaks loose.

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