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authorMarkus Heidelberg <markus.heidelberg@web.de>2010-03-22 20:45:33 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>2010-03-24 18:31:45 (GMT)
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Documentation: explain the meaning of "-g" in git-describe output
Signed-off-by: Markus Heidelberg <markus.heidelberg@web.de> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
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@@ -105,6 +105,9 @@ The number of additional commits is the number
of commits which would be displayed by "git log v1.0.4..parent".
The hash suffix is "-g" + 7-char abbreviation for the tip commit
of parent (which was `2414721b194453f058079d897d13c4e377f92dc6`).
+The "g" prefix stands for "git" and is used to allow describing the version of
+a software depending on the SCM the software is managed with. This is useful
+in an environment where people may use different SCMs.
Doing a 'git describe' on a tag-name will just show the tag name: