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authorChristian Couder <>2008-11-17 15:42:47 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2008-11-17 16:21:31 (GMT)
commitb3d9888792f220f4c1e72953874484a0cf0575fe (patch)
parent83b767360a183abf29cb0cc0fd647fb683cff616 (diff)
Documentation: user-manual: add information about "git help" at the beginning
Talking about "git help" is useful because it has a few more features (like when using it without arguments or with "-a") and it may work on non unix like platforms. Signed-off-by: Christian Couder <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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diff --git a/Documentation/user-manual.txt b/Documentation/user-manual.txt
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@@ -18,12 +18,22 @@ People needing to do actual development will also want to read
Further chapters cover more specialized topics.
Comprehensive reference documentation is available through the man
-pages. For a command such as "git clone <repo>", just use
+pages, or linkgit:git-help[1] command. For example, for the command
+"git clone <repo>", you can either use:
$ man git-clone
+$ git help clone
+With the latter, you can use the manual viewer of your choice; see
+linkgit:git-help[1] for more information.
See also <<git-quick-start>> for a brief overview of git commands,
without any explanation.