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authorChristian Meder <>2005-10-05 22:08:26 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2005-10-05 22:08:26 (GMT)
commitf73ae1fc5d5308fecf0a4bdbd7312f7f5b00df55 (patch)
treeaed25558519ec2fdada1fd8b7d17fdf013fa8f6d /Documentation/diff-format.txt
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Some typos and light editing of various manpages
Typos, light editing and clarifications. Signed-off-by: Christian Meder <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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diff --git a/Documentation/diff-format.txt b/Documentation/diff-format.txt
index 6e9fa8c..dacd8fb 100644
--- a/Documentation/diff-format.txt
+++ b/Documentation/diff-format.txt
@@ -1,8 +1,8 @@
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:
+These commands all compare two sets of things; what is
+compared differs:
git-diff-index <tree-ish>::
compares the <tree-ish> and the files on the filesystem.
@@ -46,7 +46,7 @@ That is, from the left to the right:
. path for "dst"; only exists for C or R.
. an LF or a NUL when '-z' option is used, to terminate the record.
-<sha1> is shown as all 0's if new is a file on the filesystem
+<sha1> is shown as all 0's if a file is new on the filesystem
and it is out of sync with the cache.
@@ -91,7 +91,7 @@ For a path that is added, removed, or modified,
<old|new>-file:: are files GIT_EXTERNAL_DIFF can use to read the
- contents of <old|ne>,
+ contents of <old|new>,
<old|new>-hex:: are the 40-hexdigit SHA1 hashes,
<old|new>-mode:: are the octal representation of the file modes.
@@ -121,12 +121,11 @@ The `a/` and `b/` filenames are the same unless rename/copy is
involved. Especially, even for a creation or a deletion,
`/dev/null` is _not_ used in place of `a/` or `b/` filenames.
-When rename/copy is involved, `file1` and `file2` shows the
+When rename/copy is involved, `file1` and `file2` show the
name of the source file of the rename/copy and the name of
the file that rename/copy produces, respectively.
-2. It is followed by extended header lines that are one or
- more of:
+2. It is followed by one or more extended header lines:
old mode <mode>
new mode <mode>