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authorJunio C Hamano <>2007-11-24 19:57:41 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2007-11-25 00:47:08 (GMT)
commit91af7ae54f2a0af453c3a5ac612ed613b38b4fdf (patch)
treead10da40ea50dcc0599cd23fba5a43c59ef2d0bf /Documentation/config.txt
parentd5a4164140c52a2d267d90e2413d1fe4a326a386 (diff)
core.whitespace: documentation updates.
This adds description of core.whitespace to the manual page of git-config, and updates the stale description of whitespace handling in the manual page of git-apply. Also demote "strip" to a synonym status for "fix" as the value of --whitespace option given to git-apply. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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diff --git a/Documentation/config.txt b/Documentation/config.txt
index edf50cd..0e71137 100644
--- a/Documentation/config.txt
+++ b/Documentation/config.txt
@@ -293,6 +293,20 @@ core.pager::
The command that git will use to paginate output. Can be overridden
with the `GIT_PAGER` environment variable.
+ A comma separated list of common whitespace problems to
+ notice. `git diff` will use `color.diff.whitespace` to
+ highlight them, and `git apply --whitespace=error` will
+ consider them as errors:
+* `trailing-space` treats trailing whitespaces at the end of the line
+ as an error (enabled by default).
+* `space-before-tab` treats a space character that appears immediately
+ before a tab character in the initial indent part of the line as an
+ error (enabled by default).
+* `indent-with-non-tab` treats a line that is indented with 8 or more
+ space characters that can be replaced with tab characters.
Command aliases for the gitlink:git[1] command wrapper - e.g.
after defining "alias.last = cat-file commit HEAD", the invocation
@@ -378,8 +392,8 @@ color.diff.<slot>::
which part of the patch to use the specified color, and is one
of `plain` (context text), `meta` (metainformation), `frag`
(hunk header), `old` (removed lines), `new` (added lines),
- `commit` (commit headers), or `whitespace` (highlighting dubious
- whitespace). The values of these variables may be specified as
+ `commit` (commit headers), or `whitespace` (highlighting
+ whitespace errors). The values of these variables may be specified as
in color.branch.<slot>.