HEAD tag when branch viewed

John Keeping john at keeping.me.uk
Mon Sep 16 21:04:50 CEST 2013

On Mon, Sep 16, 2013 at 06:35:43PM +0000, Smith, Eric wrote:
> Is this the right place to ask a cgit question?

Yes :-)

> Shouldn't the red "HEAD" indicator reflect the selected branch?
> Using cgit v0.9.2 the Summary display of the 'master' branch correctly
> displays the red "HEAD" indicator next to the green "master"
> indicator.
> But when I use the 'switch' dropdown to display the 'develop' branch
> the red "HEAD" indicator remains where it was, even though the green
> "develop" indicator is now (correctly) displayed on a different
> commit.
> The 'git show-ref' does have different commit shas for
> refs/head/develop and refs/head/master.

The HEAD indicator is showing where the HEAD symref on the server
points.  By default this is refs/heads/master.

You don't normally see a remote's HEAD ref although it does affect the
default branch checked out by "git clone", but you will see it if you
use "git ls-remote".

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