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authorJunio C Hamano <>2015-02-11 21:44:19 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2015-02-11 21:44:20 (GMT)
commitbb831db6774aaa733199360dc7af6f3ce375fc20 (patch)
tree4d4befdb8dfc6b9ddafec4550a6e44aaacd89dd9 /Documentation/CodingGuidelines
parentafa3ccbf44cb47cf988c6f40ce3ddb10829a9e7b (diff)
parent9c9b4f2f8b7f27f3984e80d053106d5d41cbb03b (diff)
Merge branch 'ah/usage-strings'
* ah/usage-strings: standardize usage info string format
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diff --git a/Documentation/CodingGuidelines b/Documentation/CodingGuidelines
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@@ -446,6 +446,10 @@ Writing Documentation:
+ If a placeholder has multiple words, they are separated by dashes:
+ <new-branch-name>
+ --template=<template-directory>
Possibility of multiple occurrences is indicated by three dots:
(One or more of <file>.)
@@ -462,12 +466,12 @@ Writing Documentation:
(Zero or more of <patch>. Note that the dots are inside, not
outside the brackets.)
- Multiple alternatives are indicated with vertical bar:
+ Multiple alternatives are indicated with vertical bars:
[-q | --quiet]
[--utf8 | --no-utf8]
Parentheses are used for grouping:
- [(<rev>|<range>)...]
+ [(<rev> | <range>)...]
(Any number of either <rev> or <range>. Parens are needed to make
it clear that "..." pertains to both <rev> and <range>.)