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authorJunio C Hamano <>2016-07-14 19:17:47 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2016-07-14 19:17:47 (GMT)
commit16726cfa0c3ad5d0d261bd7068014e659cb989da (patch)
tree505e7d4b3f6b0a67b8537e0e755dcb6fc60ede2f /Documentation/diff-options.txt
parent765428699a5381f113d19974720bc91b5bfeaf1d (diff)
diff: document diff-filter exclusion
In v1.8.5 days, 7f2ea5f0 (diff: allow lowercase letter to specify what change class to exclude, 2013-07-17) taught the "--diff-filter" mechanism to take lowercase letters as exclusion, but we forgot to document it. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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paths are selected if there is any file that matches
other criteria in the comparison; if there is no file
that matches other criteria, nothing is selected.
+Also, these upper-case letters can be downcased to exclude. E.g.
+`--diff-filter=ad` excludes added and deleted paths.
Look for differences that change the number of occurrences of