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authorMartin Ågren <>2020-02-03 20:36:50 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2020-02-04 20:17:18 (GMT)
commite469afe158a9c8a4b2aa9a753f80d034a8fc7f05 (patch)
parent0ad714499976290d9a0229230cbe4efae930b8dc (diff)
git-filter-branch.txt: wrap "maths" notation in backticks
In this paragraph, we have a few instances of the '^' character, which we give as "\^". This renders well with AsciiDoc ("^"), but Asciidoctor renders it literally as "\^". Dropping the backslashes renders fine with Asciidoctor, but not AsciiDoc... An earlier version of this patch used "{caret}" instead of "^", which avoided these escaping problems. The rendering was still so-so, though -- these expressions end up set as normal text, similarly to when one provides, e.g., computer code in the middle of running text, without properly marking it with `backticks` to be monospaced. As noted by Jeff King, this suggests actually wrapping these expressions in backticks, setting them in monospace. The lone "5" could be left as is or wrapped as `5`. Spell it out as "five" instead -- this generally looks better anyway for small numbers in the middle of text like this. Suggested-by: Jeff King <> Signed-off-by: Martin Ågren <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
1 files changed, 3 insertions, 3 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/git-filter-branch.txt b/Documentation/git-filter-branch.txt
index a530fef..40ba4aa 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-filter-branch.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-filter-branch.txt
@@ -467,9 +467,9 @@ impossible for a backward-compatible implementation to ever be fast:
* In editing files, git-filter-branch by design checks out each and
every commit as it existed in the original repo. If your repo has
- 10\^5 files and 10\^5 commits, but each commit only modifies 5
- files, then git-filter-branch will make you do 10\^10 modifications,
- despite only having (at most) 5*10^5 unique blobs.
+ `10^5` files and `10^5` commits, but each commit only modifies five
+ files, then git-filter-branch will make you do `10^10` modifications,
+ despite only having (at most) `5*10^5` unique blobs.
* If you try and cheat and try to make git-filter-branch only work on
files modified in a commit, then two things happen