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authorPranit Bauva <>2016-03-25 18:58:58 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2016-03-25 20:17:43 (GMT)
commitc3f6b853bfafa2046f2c6b0b9661d284436900b6 (patch)
parente46579643d56162299b1756b70d418005351b256 (diff)
api-parse-options.txt: document OPT_CMDMODE()
OPT_CMDMODE mechanism was introduced in the release of 1.8.5 to actively notice when multiple "operation mode" options that specify mutually incompatible operation modes are given. Signed-off-by: Pranit Bauva <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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diff --git a/Documentation/technical/api-parse-options.txt b/Documentation/technical/api-parse-options.txt
index 5f0757d..695bd4b 100644
--- a/Documentation/technical/api-parse-options.txt
+++ b/Documentation/technical/api-parse-options.txt
@@ -231,6 +231,13 @@ There are some macros to easily define options:
pass the command-line option, which can be specified multiple times,
to another command.
+`OPT_CMDMODE(short, long, &int_var, description, enum_val)`::
+ Define an "operation mode" option, only one of which in the same
+ group of "operating mode" options that share the same `int_var`
+ can be given by the user. `enum_val` is set to `int_var` when the
+ option is used, but an error is reported if other "operating mode"
+ option has already set its value to the same `int_var`.
The last element of the array must be `OPT_END()`.