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diff options
authorJunio C Hamano <>2005-07-13 19:52:35 (GMT)
committerLinus Torvalds <>2005-07-13 20:09:17 (GMT)
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[PATCH] Clean up diff option descriptions.
I got tired of maintaining almost duplicated descriptions in diff-* brothers, both in usage string and documentation. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
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+ Generate patch (see section on generating patches)
+ Synonym for "-p".
+ Look recursivelly in subdirectories; this flag does not
+ mean anything to commands other than "git-diff-tree";
+ other commands always looks at all the subdirectories.
+ \0 line termination on output
+ Show only names of changed files.
+ Same as --name-only, but terminate lines with NUL.
+ Break complete rewrite changes into pairs of delete and create.
+ Detect renames.
+ Detect copies as well as renames.
+ By default, -C option finds copies only if the original
+ file of the copy was modified in the same changeset for
+ performance reasons. This flag makes the command
+ inspect unmodified files as candidates for the source of
+ copy. This is a very expensive operation for large
+ projects, so use it with caution.
+ Look for differences that contains the change in <string>.
+ When -S finds a change, show all the changes in that
+ changeset, not just the files that contains the change
+ in <string>.
+ Output the patch in the order specified in the
+ <orderfile>, which has one shell glob pattern per line.
+ Swap two inputs; that is, show differences from cache or
+ on-disk file to tree contents.