Anonymous committed e9fc64c

checkout: no progress messages if !isatty(2).

If stderr isn't a tty, we shouldn't be printing incremental progress
messages. In particular, this affects 'git checkout -f . >&logfile'
unless you provided -q. And git-new-workdir has no way to provide -q.

It would probably be better to have progress.c check isatty(2) all the time,
but that wouldn't allow things like 'git push --progress' to force progress
reporting to on, so I won't try to solve the general case right now.

Actual fix suggested by Jeff King.

Signed-off-by: Avery Pennarun <>
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>

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 	opts.reset = 1;
 	opts.merge = 1;
 	opts.fn = oneway_merge;
-	opts.verbose_update = !o->quiet;
+	opts.verbose_update = !o->quiet && isatty(2);
 	opts.src_index = &the_index;
 	opts.dst_index = &the_index;
 		topts.update = 1;
 		topts.merge = 1;
 		topts.gently = opts->merge && old->commit;
-		topts.verbose_update = !opts->quiet;
+		topts.verbose_update = !opts->quiet && isatty(2);
 		topts.fn = twoway_merge;
 		if (opts->overwrite_ignore) {
 			topts.dir = xcalloc(1, sizeof(*topts.dir));