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git-checkout: allow pathspec to recover lost working tree directory

It is often wanted on the #git channel that this were to work to
recover removed directory:

rm -fr Documentation
git checkout -- Documentation
git checkout HEAD -- Documentation ;# alternatively

Now it does.

Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>;

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 		git-ls-tree --full-name -r "$new" "$@" |
 		git-update-index --index-info || exit $?
-	git-checkout-index -f -u -- "$@"
+	# Make sure the request is about existing paths.
+	git-ls-files --error-unmatch -- "$@" >/dev/null || exit
+	git-ls-files -- "$@" |
+	git-checkout-index -f -u --stdin
 	exit $?
 	# Make sure we did not fall back on $arg^{tree} codepath
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