[PATCH] setup: clarify error messages for file/revisions ambiguity

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The previous "Use '--' to separate filenames from revisions" may sound
obvious for an old-time Unix user, but does not make it clear how to use
this '--'. In addition to mentionning this '--', give an idea of what the
new command should look like.

Ideally, we could provide cut-and-paste ready commands based on the
command that just failed, but we have no easy access to argv[] in this
place of the code.

Signed-off-by: Matthieu Moy <Matthieu.Moy@xxxxxxx>
---
 setup.c | 8 +++++---
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/setup.c b/setup.c
index 9139bee..3a1b2fd 100644
--- a/setup.c
+++ b/setup.c
@@ -79,7 +79,7 @@ static void NORETURN die_verify_filename(const char *prefix,
 {
 	if (!diagnose_misspelt_rev)
 		die("%s: no such path in the working tree.\n"
-		    "Use '-- <path>...' to specify paths that do not exist locally.",
+		    "Use 'git <command> -- <path>...' to specify paths that do not exist locally.",
 		    arg);
 	/*
 	 * Saying "'(icase)foo' does not exist in the index" when the
@@ -92,7 +92,8 @@ static void NORETURN die_verify_filename(const char *prefix,
 
 	/* ... or fall back the most general message. */
 	die("ambiguous argument '%s': unknown revision or path not in the working tree.\n"
-	    "Use '--' to separate paths from revisions", arg);
+	    "Use '--' to separate paths from revisions, like this:\n"
+	    "'git <command> [<revision>...] -- [<file>...]'", arg);
 
 }
 
@@ -141,7 +142,8 @@ void verify_non_filename(const char *prefix, const char *arg)
 	if (!check_filename(prefix, arg))
 		return;
 	die("ambiguous argument '%s': both revision and filename\n"
-	    "Use '--' to separate filenames from revisions", arg);
+	    "Use '--' to separate paths from revisions, like this:\n"
+	    "'git <command> [<revision>...] -- [<file>...]'", arg);
 }
 
 /*
-- 
1.7.12.rc0.32.g9fb4847.dirty

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