Anonymous committed afa8c07

checkout: print a message when switching unborn branches

When we switch to a new branch using checkout, we usually output a
message indicating what happened. However, when we switch from an unborn
branch to a new branch, we do not print anything, which may leave the
user wondering what happened.

The reason is that the unborn branch is a special case (see abe1998),
and does not follow the usual switch_branches code path. Let's add a
similar informational message to the special case to match the usual
code path.

Signed-off-by: Jeff King <>
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>

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File builtin/checkout.c

 	strbuf_addf(&branch_ref, "refs/heads/%s", opts->new_branch);
 	status = create_symref("HEAD", branch_ref.buf, "checkout -b");
+	if (!opts->quiet)
+		fprintf(stderr, _("Switched to a new branch '%s'\n"),
+			opts->new_branch);
 	return status;