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Documentation: "git-checkout <tree> <path>" takes any tree-ish

Especially, it is not limited to branch.

Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <junkio@cox.net>

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Documentation/git-checkout.txt

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 'git-checkout' [-f] [-b <new_branch> [-l]] [-m] [<branch>]
-'git-checkout' [<branch>] <paths>...
+'git-checkout' [<tree-ish>] <paths>...
 
 DESCRIPTION
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 When <paths> are given, this command does *not* switch
 branches.  It updates the named paths in the working tree from
-the index file (i.e. it runs `git-checkout-index -f -u`).  In
+the index file (i.e. it runs `git-checkout-index -f -u`), or a
+named commit.  In
 this case, `-f` and `-b` options are meaningless and giving
-either of them results in an error.  <branch> argument can be
-used to specify a specific tree-ish to update the index for the
-given paths before updating the working tree.
+either of them results in an error.  <tree-ish> argument can be
+used to specify a specific tree-ish (i.e. commit, tag or tree)
+to update the index for the given paths before updating the
+working tree.
 
 
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