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authorJunio C Hamano <>2019-03-07 00:59:58 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2019-03-07 00:59:58 (GMT)
commit082c15ade1833e80a65c36d2499676a924d6d6aa (patch)
parentb0e7fb2e5cc70a03d75e41fe6b1bde6fdc0872c8 (diff)
parent1ede45e44b3b3bef8598ca077a60a6483ede99ae (diff)
Merge branch 'en/merge-options-doc'
Doc update. * en/merge-options-doc: merge-options.txt: correct wording of --no-commit option
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diff --git a/Documentation/merge-options.txt b/Documentation/merge-options.txt
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--- a/Documentation/merge-options.txt
+++ b/Documentation/merge-options.txt
@@ -3,9 +3,14 @@
Perform the merge and commit the result. This option can
be used to override --no-commit.
-With --no-commit perform the merge but pretend the merge
-failed and do not autocommit, to give the user a chance to
-inspect and further tweak the merge result before committing.
+With --no-commit perform the merge and stop just before creating
+a merge commit, to give the user a chance to inspect and further
+tweak the merge result before committing.
+Note that fast-forward updates do not create a merge commit and
+therefore there is no way to stop those merges with --no-commit.
+Thus, if you want to ensure your branch is not changed or updated
+by the merge command, use --no-ff with --no-commit.