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authorJunio C Hamano <>2005-06-19 20:14:53 (GMT)
committerLinus Torvalds <>2005-06-20 03:13:18 (GMT)
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[PATCH] Update diff documentation.
This updates diff documentation to discuss --find-copies-harder, and adds descriptions for options that were not described earlier. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
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+v0.1, June 2005
+git-diff-stages - Compares content and mode of blobs between stages in an unmerged index file.
+'git-diff-stages' [-p] [-r] [-z] [-R] [-B] [-M] [-C] [--find-copies-harder] [-O<orderfile>] [-S<string>] [--pickaxe-all] <stage1> <stage2> [<path>...]
+Compares the content and mode of the blobs in two stages in an
+unmerged index file.
+ The stage number to be compared.
+ Generate patch (see section on generating patches)
+ This flag does not mean anything. It is there only to match
+ "git-diff-tree". Unlike "git-diff-tree", "git-diff-stages"
+ always looks at all the subdirectories.
+ \0 line termination on output
+ 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 <stage2> to
+ <stage1>.
+Output format
+Written by Junio C Hamano <>
+Documentation by Junio C Hamano.
+Part of the link:git.html[git] suite