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authorThomas Ackermann <th.acker@arcor.de>2013-01-21 19:16:20 (GMT)
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Documentation: avoid poor-man's small caps GIT
In the earlier days, we used to spell the name of the system as GIT, to simulate as if it were typeset with capital G and IT in small caps. Later we stopped doing so at around 1.6.5 days. Let's stop doing so throughout the documentation. The name to refer to the whole system (and the concept it embodies) is "Git"; the command end-users type is "git". And document this in the coding guideline. Signed-off-by: Thomas Ackermann <th.acker@arcor.de> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
-rw-r--r--Documentation/CodingGuidelines5
-rw-r--r--Documentation/SubmittingPatches2
-rw-r--r--Documentation/asciidoc.conf2
-rw-r--r--Documentation/everyday.txt4
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-clone.txt2
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-cvsexportcommit.txt2
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-cvsserver.txt8
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-daemon.txt4
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-mv.txt2
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-send-email.txt2
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-tools.txt14
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-update-ref.txt2
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git.txt2
-rw-r--r--Documentation/gitcore-tutorial.txt4
-rw-r--r--Documentation/gitglossary.txt2
-rw-r--r--Documentation/gittutorial.txt2
-rw-r--r--Documentation/gitweb.txt2
-rw-r--r--Documentation/gitworkflows.txt2
-rw-r--r--Documentation/glossary-content.txt2
-rwxr-xr-xDocumentation/howto-index.sh2
-rw-r--r--Documentation/howto/rebase-from-internal-branch.txt6
-rw-r--r--Documentation/howto/revert-branch-rebase.txt4
-rw-r--r--Documentation/howto/setup-git-server-over-http.txt4
-rw-r--r--Documentation/technical/api-index-skel.txt4
-rw-r--r--Documentation/technical/index-format.txt6
-rw-r--r--Documentation/technical/pack-format.txt4
-rw-r--r--Documentation/user-manual.txt4
-rw-r--r--README2
28 files changed, 53 insertions, 48 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/CodingGuidelines b/Documentation/CodingGuidelines
index 69f7e9b..423ea66 100644
--- a/Documentation/CodingGuidelines
+++ b/Documentation/CodingGuidelines
@@ -230,3 +230,8 @@ Writing Documentation:
valid usage. "*" has its own pair of brackets, because it can
(optionally) be specified only when one or more of the letters is
also provided.
+
+ A note on notation:
+ Use 'git' (all lowercase) when talking about commands i.e. something
+ the user would type into a shell and use 'Git' (uppercase first letter)
+ when talking about the version control system and its properties.
diff --git a/Documentation/SubmittingPatches b/Documentation/SubmittingPatches
index 90133d8..e831188 100644
--- a/Documentation/SubmittingPatches
+++ b/Documentation/SubmittingPatches
@@ -206,7 +206,7 @@ patch.
To improve tracking of who did what, we've borrowed the
"sign-off" procedure from the Linux kernel project on patches
-that are being emailed around. Although core GIT is a lot
+that are being emailed around. Although core Git is a lot
smaller project it is a good discipline to follow it.
The sign-off is a simple line at the end of the explanation for
diff --git a/Documentation/asciidoc.conf b/Documentation/asciidoc.conf
index 1273a85..2c16c53 100644
--- a/Documentation/asciidoc.conf
+++ b/Documentation/asciidoc.conf
@@ -4,7 +4,7 @@
#
# Note, {0} is the manpage section, while {target} is the command.
#
-# Show GIT link as: <command>(<section>); if section is defined, else just show
+# Show Git link as: <command>(<section>); if section is defined, else just show
# the command.
[macros]
diff --git a/Documentation/everyday.txt b/Documentation/everyday.txt
index 048337b..6acfd33 100644
--- a/Documentation/everyday.txt
+++ b/Documentation/everyday.txt
@@ -1,4 +1,4 @@
-Everyday GIT With 20 Commands Or So
+Everyday Git With 20 Commands Or So
===================================
<<Individual Developer (Standalone)>> commands are essential for
@@ -229,7 +229,7 @@ commands in addition to the ones needed by participants.
Examples
~~~~~~~~
-My typical GIT day.::
+My typical Git day.::
+
------------
$ git status <1>
diff --git a/Documentation/git-clone.txt b/Documentation/git-clone.txt
index 7fefdb0..597048b 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-clone.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-clone.txt
@@ -125,7 +125,7 @@ objects from the source repository into a pack in the cloned repository.
No checkout of HEAD is performed after the clone is complete.
--bare::
- Make a 'bare' GIT repository. That is, instead of
+ Make a 'bare' Git repository. That is, instead of
creating `<directory>` and placing the administrative
files in `<directory>/.git`, make the `<directory>`
itself the `$GIT_DIR`. This obviously implies the `-n`
diff --git a/Documentation/git-cvsexportcommit.txt b/Documentation/git-cvsexportcommit.txt
index 7f79cec..a671e22 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-cvsexportcommit.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-cvsexportcommit.txt
@@ -15,7 +15,7 @@ SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
-----------
-Exports a commit from GIT to a CVS checkout, making it easier
+Exports a commit from Git to a CVS checkout, making it easier
to merge patches from a git repository into a CVS repository.
Specify the name of a CVS checkout using the -w switch or execute it
diff --git a/Documentation/git-cvsserver.txt b/Documentation/git-cvsserver.txt
index 88d814a..36d069b 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-cvsserver.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-cvsserver.txt
@@ -72,9 +72,9 @@ plugin. Most functionality works fine with both of these clients.
LIMITATIONS
-----------
-CVS clients cannot tag, branch or perform GIT merges.
+CVS clients cannot tag, branch or perform Git merges.
-'git-cvsserver' maps GIT branches to CVS modules. This is very different
+'git-cvsserver' maps Git branches to CVS modules. This is very different
from what most CVS users would expect since in CVS modules usually represent
one or more directories.
@@ -130,7 +130,7 @@ Then provide your password via the pserver method, for example:
------
cvs -d:pserver:someuser:somepassword <at> server/path/repo.git co <HEAD_name>
------
-No special setup is needed for SSH access, other than having GIT tools
+No special setup is needed for SSH access, other than having Git tools
in the PATH. If you have clients that do not accept the CVS_SERVER
environment variable, you can rename 'git-cvsserver' to `cvs`.
@@ -197,7 +197,7 @@ allowing access over SSH.
shell is bash, .bashrc may be a reasonable alternative.
5. Clients should now be able to check out the project. Use the CVS 'module'
- name to indicate what GIT 'head' you want to check out. This also sets the
+ name to indicate what Git 'head' you want to check out. This also sets the
name of your newly checked-out directory, unless you tell it otherwise with
`-d <dir_name>`. For example, this checks out 'master' branch to the
`project-master` directory:
diff --git a/Documentation/git-daemon.txt b/Documentation/git-daemon.txt
index 7e5098a..80de4f6 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-daemon.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-daemon.txt
@@ -51,7 +51,7 @@ OPTIONS
--base-path=<path>::
Remap all the path requests as relative to the given path.
- This is sort of "GIT root" - if you run 'git daemon' with
+ This is sort of "Git root" - if you run 'git daemon' with
'--base-path=/srv/git' on example.com, then if you later try to pull
'git://example.com/hello.git', 'git daemon' will interpret the path
as '/srv/git/hello.git'.
@@ -73,7 +73,7 @@ OPTIONS
whitelist.
--export-all::
- Allow pulling from all directories that look like GIT repositories
+ Allow pulling from all directories that look like Git repositories
(have the 'objects' and 'refs' subdirectories), even if they
do not have the 'git-daemon-export-ok' file.
diff --git a/Documentation/git-mv.txt b/Documentation/git-mv.txt
index e3c8448..e93fcb4 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-mv.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-mv.txt
@@ -34,7 +34,7 @@ OPTIONS
-k::
Skip move or rename actions which would lead to an error
condition. An error happens when a source is neither existing nor
- controlled by GIT, or when it would overwrite an existing
+ controlled by Git, or when it would overwrite an existing
file unless '-f' is given.
-n::
--dry-run::
diff --git a/Documentation/git-send-email.txt b/Documentation/git-send-email.txt
index eeb561c..44a1f7c 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-send-email.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-send-email.txt
@@ -67,7 +67,7 @@ The --cc option must be repeated for each user you want on the cc list.
When '--compose' is used, git send-email will use the From, Subject, and
In-Reply-To headers specified in the message. If the body of the message
(what you type after the headers and a blank line) only contains blank
-(or GIT: prefixed) lines the summary won't be sent, but From, Subject,
+(or Git: prefixed) lines the summary won't be sent, but From, Subject,
and In-Reply-To headers will be used unless they are removed.
+
Missing From or In-Reply-To headers will be prompted for.
diff --git a/Documentation/git-tools.txt b/Documentation/git-tools.txt
index a96403c..2f51b83 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-tools.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-tools.txt
@@ -19,24 +19,24 @@ Alternative/Augmentative Porcelains
Cogito is a version control system layered on top of the git tree history
storage system. It aims at seamless user interface and ease of use,
- providing generally smoother user experience than the "raw" Core GIT
+ providing generally smoother user experience than the "raw" Core Git
itself and indeed many other version control systems.
Cogito is no longer maintained as most of its functionality
- is now in core GIT.
+ is now in core Git.
- *pg* (http://www.spearce.org/category/projects/scm/pg/)
- pg is a shell script wrapper around GIT to help the user manage a set of
+ pg is a shell script wrapper around Git to help the user manage a set of
patches to files. pg is somewhat like quilt or StGIT, but it does have a
slightly different feature set.
- *StGit* (http://www.procode.org/stgit/)
- Stacked GIT provides a quilt-like patch management functionality in the
- GIT environment. You can easily manage your patches in the scope of GIT
+ Stacked Git provides a quilt-like patch management functionality in the
+ Git environment. You can easily manage your patches in the scope of Git
until they get merged upstream.
@@ -45,7 +45,7 @@ History Viewers
- *gitk* (shipped with git-core)
- gitk is a simple Tk GUI for browsing history of GIT repositories easily.
+ gitk is a simple Tk GUI for browsing history of Git repositories easily.
- *gitview* (contrib/)
@@ -55,7 +55,7 @@ History Viewers
- *gitweb* (shipped with git-core)
- GITweb provides full-fledged web interface for GIT repositories.
+ Gitweb provides full-fledged web interface for Git repositories.
- *qgit* (http://digilander.libero.it/mcostalba/)
diff --git a/Documentation/git-update-ref.txt b/Documentation/git-update-ref.txt
index d377a35..0df13ff 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-update-ref.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-update-ref.txt
@@ -73,7 +73,7 @@ in ref value. Log lines are formatted as:
Where "oldsha1" is the 40 character hexadecimal value previously
stored in <ref>, "newsha1" is the 40 character hexadecimal value of
<newvalue> and "committer" is the committer's name, email address
-and date in the standard GIT committer ident format.
+and date in the standard Git committer ident format.
Optionally with -m:
diff --git a/Documentation/git.txt b/Documentation/git.txt
index 555250d..1aac71e 100644
--- a/Documentation/git.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git.txt
@@ -890,7 +890,7 @@ See also the link:howto-index.html[howto] documents for some useful
examples.
The internals are documented in the
-link:technical/api-index.html[GIT API documentation].
+link:technical/api-index.html[Git API documentation].
Users migrating from CVS may also want to
read linkgit:gitcvs-migration[7].
diff --git a/Documentation/gitcore-tutorial.txt b/Documentation/gitcore-tutorial.txt
index 5325c5a..6a701dd 100644
--- a/Documentation/gitcore-tutorial.txt
+++ b/Documentation/gitcore-tutorial.txt
@@ -16,8 +16,8 @@ This tutorial explains how to use the "core" git commands to set up and
work with a git repository.
If you just need to use git as a revision control system you may prefer
-to start with "A Tutorial Introduction to GIT" (linkgit:gittutorial[7]) or
-link:user-manual.html[the GIT User Manual].
+to start with "A Tutorial Introduction to Git" (linkgit:gittutorial[7]) or
+link:user-manual.html[the Git User Manual].
However, an understanding of these low-level tools can be helpful if
you want to understand git's internals.
diff --git a/Documentation/gitglossary.txt b/Documentation/gitglossary.txt
index d77a45a..6d7b195 100644
--- a/Documentation/gitglossary.txt
+++ b/Documentation/gitglossary.txt
@@ -3,7 +3,7 @@ gitglossary(7)
NAME
----
-gitglossary - A GIT Glossary
+gitglossary - A Git Glossary
SYNOPSIS
--------
diff --git a/Documentation/gittutorial.txt b/Documentation/gittutorial.txt
index f1cb6f3..9dd45c4 100644
--- a/Documentation/gittutorial.txt
+++ b/Documentation/gittutorial.txt
@@ -656,7 +656,7 @@ digressions that may be interesting at this point are:
* linkgit:gitworkflows[7]: Gives an overview of recommended
workflows.
- * link:everyday.html[Everyday GIT with 20 Commands Or So]
+ * link:everyday.html[Everyday Git with 20 Commands Or So]
* linkgit:gitcvs-migration[7]: Git for CVS users.
diff --git a/Documentation/gitweb.txt b/Documentation/gitweb.txt
index 168e8bf..d364c3a 100644
--- a/Documentation/gitweb.txt
+++ b/Documentation/gitweb.txt
@@ -504,7 +504,7 @@ repositories, you can configure Apache like this:
The above configuration expects your public repositories to live under
'/pub/git' and will serve them as `http://git.domain.org/dir-under-pub-git`,
-both as cloneable GIT URL and as browseable gitweb interface. If you then
+both as cloneable Git URL and as browseable gitweb interface. If you then
start your linkgit:git-daemon[1] with `--base-path=/pub/git --export-all`
then you can even use the `git://` URL with exactly the same path.
diff --git a/Documentation/gitworkflows.txt b/Documentation/gitworkflows.txt
index 8b8c6ae..e2e7d65 100644
--- a/Documentation/gitworkflows.txt
+++ b/Documentation/gitworkflows.txt
@@ -242,7 +242,7 @@ tag to the tip of 'master' indicating the release version:
.Release tagging
[caption="Recipe: "]
=====================================
-`git tag -s -m "GIT X.Y.Z" vX.Y.Z master`
+`git tag -s -m "Git X.Y.Z" vX.Y.Z master`
=====================================
You need to push the new tag to a public git server (see
diff --git a/Documentation/glossary-content.txt b/Documentation/glossary-content.txt
index f928b57..7c28aef 100644
--- a/Documentation/glossary-content.txt
+++ b/Documentation/glossary-content.txt
@@ -52,7 +52,7 @@
[[def_cherry-picking]]cherry-picking::
In <<def_SCM,SCM>> jargon, "cherry pick" means to choose a subset of
changes out of a series of changes (typically commits) and record them
- as a new series of changes on top of a different codebase. In GIT, this is
+ as a new series of changes on top of a different codebase. In Git, this is
performed by the "git cherry-pick" command to extract the change introduced
by an existing <<def_commit,commit>> and to record it based on the tip
of the current <<def_branch,branch>> as a new commit.
diff --git a/Documentation/howto-index.sh b/Documentation/howto-index.sh
index 34aa30c..8e82e52 100755
--- a/Documentation/howto-index.sh
+++ b/Documentation/howto-index.sh
@@ -1,7 +1,7 @@
#!/bin/sh
cat <<\EOF
-GIT Howto Index
+Git Howto Index
===============
Here is a collection of mailing list postings made by various
diff --git a/Documentation/howto/rebase-from-internal-branch.txt b/Documentation/howto/rebase-from-internal-branch.txt
index 4627ee4..19ab604 100644
--- a/Documentation/howto/rebase-from-internal-branch.txt
+++ b/Documentation/howto/rebase-from-internal-branch.txt
@@ -4,7 +4,7 @@ Cc: Petr Baudis <pasky@suse.cz>, Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
Subject: Re: sending changesets from the middle of a git tree
Date: Sun, 14 Aug 2005 18:37:39 -0700
Abstract: In this article, JC talks about how he rebases the
- public "pu" branch using the core GIT tools when he updates
+ public "pu" branch using the core Git tools when he updates
the "master" branch, and how "rebase" works. Also discussed
is how this applies to individual developers who sends patches
upstream.
@@ -31,7 +31,7 @@ up. With its basing philosophical ancestry on quilt, this is
the kind of task StGIT is designed to do.
I just have done a simpler one, this time using only the core
-GIT tools.
+Git tools.
I had a handful of commits that were ahead of master in pu, and I
wanted to add some documentation bypassing my usual habit of
@@ -96,7 +96,7 @@ you ran fsck-cache, which is normal. After testing "pu", you
can run "git prune" to get rid of those original three commits.
While I am talking about "git rebase", I should talk about how
-to do cherrypicking using only the core GIT tools.
+to do cherrypicking using only the core Git tools.
Let's go back to the earlier picture, with different labels.
diff --git a/Documentation/howto/revert-branch-rebase.txt b/Documentation/howto/revert-branch-rebase.txt
index a59ced8..84dd839 100644
--- a/Documentation/howto/revert-branch-rebase.txt
+++ b/Documentation/howto/revert-branch-rebase.txt
@@ -12,10 +12,10 @@ How to revert an existing commit
================================
One of the changes I pulled into the 'master' branch turns out to
-break building GIT with GCC 2.95. While they were well intentioned
+break building Git with GCC 2.95. While they were well intentioned
portability fixes, keeping things working with gcc-2.95 was also
important. Here is what I did to revert the change in the 'master'
-branch and to adjust the 'pu' branch, using core GIT tools and
+branch and to adjust the 'pu' branch, using core Git tools and
barebone Porcelain.
First, prepare a throw-away branch in case I screw things up.
diff --git a/Documentation/howto/setup-git-server-over-http.txt b/Documentation/howto/setup-git-server-over-http.txt
index a695f01..e49d785 100644
--- a/Documentation/howto/setup-git-server-over-http.txt
+++ b/Documentation/howto/setup-git-server-over-http.txt
@@ -53,10 +53,10 @@ In effect, this means you're going to be root, or that you're using a
preconfigured WebDAV server.
-Step 1: setup a bare GIT repository
+Step 1: setup a bare Git repository
-----------------------------------
-At the time of writing, git-http-push cannot remotely create a GIT
+At the time of writing, git-http-push cannot remotely create a Git
repository. So we have to do that at the server side with git. Another
option is to generate an empty bare repository at the client and copy
it to the server with a WebDAV client (which is the only option if Git
diff --git a/Documentation/technical/api-index-skel.txt b/Documentation/technical/api-index-skel.txt
index 730cfac..eda8c19 100644
--- a/Documentation/technical/api-index-skel.txt
+++ b/Documentation/technical/api-index-skel.txt
@@ -1,7 +1,7 @@
-GIT API Documents
+Git API Documents
=================
-GIT has grown a set of internal API over time. This collection
+Git has grown a set of internal API over time. This collection
documents them.
////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
diff --git a/Documentation/technical/index-format.txt b/Documentation/technical/index-format.txt
index 7324154..6a05ee2 100644
--- a/Documentation/technical/index-format.txt
+++ b/Documentation/technical/index-format.txt
@@ -1,4 +1,4 @@
-GIT index format
+Git index format
================
== The git index file has the following format
@@ -21,9 +21,9 @@ GIT index format
- Extensions
Extensions are identified by signature. Optional extensions can
- be ignored if GIT does not understand them.
+ be ignored if Git does not understand them.
- GIT currently supports cached tree and resolve undo extensions.
+ Git currently supports cached tree and resolve undo extensions.
4-byte extension signature. If the first byte is 'A'..'Z' the
extension is optional and can be ignored.
diff --git a/Documentation/technical/pack-format.txt b/Documentation/technical/pack-format.txt
index a7871fb..0e37ec9 100644
--- a/Documentation/technical/pack-format.txt
+++ b/Documentation/technical/pack-format.txt
@@ -1,4 +1,4 @@
-GIT pack format
+Git pack format
===============
== pack-*.pack files have the following format:
@@ -9,7 +9,7 @@ GIT pack format
The signature is: {'P', 'A', 'C', 'K'}
4-byte version number (network byte order):
- GIT currently accepts version number 2 or 3 but
+ Git currently accepts version number 2 or 3 but
generates version 2 only.
4-byte number of objects contained in the pack (network byte order)
diff --git a/Documentation/user-manual.txt b/Documentation/user-manual.txt
index 1b377dc..c93e1a8 100644
--- a/Documentation/user-manual.txt
+++ b/Documentation/user-manual.txt
@@ -2299,7 +2299,7 @@ Here are some of the scripts that simplify all this even further.
-------------------------------------------------
==== update script ====
-# Update a branch in my GIT tree. If the branch to be updated
+# Update a branch in my Git tree. If the branch to be updated
# is origin, then pull from kernel.org. Otherwise merge
# origin/master branch into test|release branch
@@ -2357,7 +2357,7 @@ esac
-------------------------------------------------
==== status script ====
-# report on status of my ia64 GIT tree
+# report on status of my ia64 Git tree
gb=$(tput setab 2)
rb=$(tput setab 1)
diff --git a/README b/README
index 49713ea..f7fc0de 100644
--- a/README
+++ b/README
@@ -1,6 +1,6 @@
////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
- GIT - the stupid content tracker
+ Git - the stupid content tracker
////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////