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authorMatthieu Moy <>2008-03-03 17:52:49 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2008-03-03 21:40:15 (GMT)
commit81646ad247955a8343b58f05f12157dacabe1e5e (patch)
parente6d1f76ccf9de037c5479acdd9b6211e80145142 (diff)
Fix incorrect wording in git-merge.txt.
A merge is not necessarily with a remote branch, it can be with any commit. Thanks to Paolo Ciarrocchi for pointing out the problem, and to Nicolas Pitre for pointing out the fact that a merge is not necessarily with a branch head. Signed-off-by: Matthieu Moy <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
1 files changed, 2 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/git-merge.txt b/Documentation/git-merge.txt
index 0c9ad7f..c136b10 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-merge.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-merge.txt
@@ -68,7 +68,8 @@ HOW MERGE WORKS
A merge is always between the current `HEAD` and one or more
-remote branch heads, and the index file must exactly match the
+commits (usually, branch head or tag), and the index file must
+exactly match the
tree of `HEAD` commit (i.e. the contents of the last commit) when
it happens. In other words, `git-diff --cached HEAD` must
report no changes.