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authorJunio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>2012-10-10 21:56:52 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>2012-10-10 21:56:52 (GMT)
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Merge branch 'jc/doc-long-options'
* jc/doc-long-options: gitcli: parse-options lets you omit tail of long options
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diff --git a/Documentation/gitcli.txt b/Documentation/gitcli.txt
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@@ -93,7 +93,7 @@ ENHANCED OPTION PARSER
From the git 1.5.4 series and further, many git commands (not all of them at the
time of the writing though) come with an enhanced option parser.
-Here is an exhaustive list of the facilities provided by this option parser.
+Here is a list of the facilities provided by this option parser.
Magic Options
@@ -137,6 +137,16 @@ options. This means that you can for example use `git rm -rf` or
`git clean -fdx`.
+Abbreviating long options
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+Commands that support the enhanced option parser accepts unique
+prefix of a long option as if it is fully spelled out, but use this
+with a caution. For example, `git commit --amen` behaves as if you
+typed `git commit --amend`, but that is true only until a later version
+of Git introduces another option that shares the same prefix,
+e.g `git commit --amenity" option.
+
+
Separating argument from the option
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
You can write the mandatory option parameter to an option as a separate