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authorJeff King <>2011-08-04 02:13:29 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2011-08-04 22:49:13 (GMT)
commit5d2fc9135a35284176e99708b9b6f32c9e6eb7a2 (patch)
tree33f4b86622e56d19e4fe706b05e0c6e22a86f216 /Documentation/git-archive.txt
parent927cd1fc940f7b588521b388aeb610ab3890399e (diff)
docs: put listed example commands in backticks
Many examples of git command invocation are given in asciidoc listing blocks, which makes them monospaced and avoids further interpretation of special characters. Some manpages make a list of examples, like: git foo:: Run git foo. git foo -q:: Use the "-q" option. to quickly show many variants. However, they can sometimes be hard to read, because they are shown in a proportional-width font (so, for example, seeing the difference between "-- foo" and "--foo" can be difficult). This patch puts all such examples into backticks, which gives the equivalent formatting to a listing block (i.e., monospaced and without character interpretation). As a bonus, this also fixes an example in the git-push manpage, in which "git push origin :::" was accidentally considered a newly-indented list, and not a list item with "git push origin :" in it. Signed-off-by: Jeff King <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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diff --git a/Documentation/git-archive.txt b/Documentation/git-archive.txt
index 1320c87..ac7006e 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-archive.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-archive.txt
@@ -142,41 +142,41 @@ while archiving any tree in your `$GIT_DIR/info/attributes` file.
-git archive --format=tar --prefix=junk/ HEAD | (cd /var/tmp/ && tar xf -)::
+`git archive --format=tar --prefix=junk/ HEAD | (cd /var/tmp/ && tar xf -)`::
Create a tar archive that contains the contents of the
latest commit on the current branch, and extract it in the
`/var/tmp/junk` directory.
-git archive --format=tar --prefix=git-1.4.0/ v1.4.0 | gzip >git-1.4.0.tar.gz::
+`git archive --format=tar --prefix=git-1.4.0/ v1.4.0 | gzip >git-1.4.0.tar.gz`::
Create a compressed tarball for v1.4.0 release.
-git archive --format=tar.gz --prefix=git-1.4.0/ v1.4.0 >git-1.4.0.tar.gz::
+`git archive --format=tar.gz --prefix=git-1.4.0/ v1.4.0 >git-1.4.0.tar.gz`::
Same as above, but using the builtin tar.gz handling.
-git archive --prefix=git-1.4.0/ -o git-1.4.0.tar.gz v1.4.0::
+`git archive --prefix=git-1.4.0/ -o git-1.4.0.tar.gz v1.4.0`::
Same as above, but the format is inferred from the output file.
-git archive --format=tar --prefix=git-1.4.0/ v1.4.0{caret}\{tree\} | gzip >git-1.4.0.tar.gz::
+`git archive --format=tar --prefix=git-1.4.0/ v1.4.0{caret}\{tree\} | gzip >git-1.4.0.tar.gz`::
Create a compressed tarball for v1.4.0 release, but without a
global extended pax header.
-git archive --format=zip --prefix=git-docs/ HEAD:Documentation/ >
+`git archive --format=zip --prefix=git-docs/ HEAD:Documentation/ >`::
Put everything in the current head's Documentation/ directory
into '', with the prefix 'git-docs/'.
-git archive -o HEAD::
+`git archive -o HEAD`::
Create a Zip archive that contains the contents of the latest
commit on the current branch. Note that the output format is
inferred by the extension of the output file.
-git config tar.tar.xz.command "xz -c"::
+`git config tar.tar.xz.command "xz -c"`::
Configure a "tar.xz" format for making LZMA-compressed tarfiles.
You can use it specifying `--format=tar.xz`, or by creating an