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authorJunio C Hamano <>2005-09-08 00:26:23 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2005-09-08 00:45:20 (GMT)
commit215a7ad1ef790467a4cd3f0dcffbd6e5f04c38f7 (patch)
tree6bc7aa4f652d0ef49108d9e30a7ea7fbf8e44639 /Documentation/diff-format.txt
parent99977bd5fdeabbd0608a70e9411c243007ec4ea2 (diff)
Big tool rename.
As promised, this is the "big tool rename" patch. The primary differences since 0.99.6 are: (1) git-*-script are no more. The commands installed do not have any such suffix so users do not have to remember if something is implemented as a shell script or not. (2) Many command names with 'cache' in them are renamed with 'index' if that is what they mean. There are backward compatibility symblic links so that you and Porcelains can keep using the old names, but the backward compatibility support is expected to be removed in the near future. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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diff --git a/Documentation/diff-format.txt b/Documentation/diff-format.txt
index 811d143..424e75a 100644
--- a/Documentation/diff-format.txt
+++ b/Documentation/diff-format.txt
@@ -1,13 +1,13 @@
-The output format from "git-diff-cache", "git-diff-tree" and
+The output format from "git-diff-index", "git-diff-tree" and
"git-diff-files" are very similar.
These commands all compare two sets of things; what are
compared are different:
-git-diff-cache <tree-ish>::
+git-diff-index <tree-ish>::
compares the <tree-ish> and the files on the filesystem.
-git-diff-cache --cached <tree-ish>::
+git-diff-index --cached <tree-ish>::
compares the <tree-ish> and the cache.
git-diff-tree [-r] <tree-ish-1> <tree-ish-2> [<pattern>...]::
@@ -58,7 +58,7 @@ Example:
Generating patches with -p
-When "git-diff-cache", "git-diff-tree", or "git-diff-files" are run
+When "git-diff-index", "git-diff-tree", or "git-diff-files" are run
with a '-p' option, they do not produce the output described above;
instead they produce a patch file.
@@ -77,7 +77,7 @@ The "diff" formatting options can be customized via the
environment variable 'GIT_DIFF_OPTS'. For example, if you
prefer context diff:
- GIT_DIFF_OPTS=-c git-diff-cache -p $(cat .git/HEAD)
+ GIT_DIFF_OPTS=-c git-diff-index -p $(cat .git/HEAD)
2. When the environment variable 'GIT_EXTERNAL_DIFF' is set, the