path: root/Documentation/git-diff-tree.txt
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authorJunio C Hamano <>2005-06-19 20:14:53 (GMT)
committerLinus Torvalds <>2005-06-20 03:13:18 (GMT)
commit232b75ab3d60475b19270be022a966772c25c84b (patch)
tree399cf4604d7737ec89fa646b8aff6c65d3409dcd /Documentation/git-diff-tree.txt
parent4727f640036fbdad414bdcbe31d08f6a8fd70923 (diff)
[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 <>
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation/git-diff-tree.txt')
1 files changed, 16 insertions, 3 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/git-diff-tree.txt b/Documentation/git-diff-tree.txt
index 762546b..ab0ba4f 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-diff-tree.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-diff-tree.txt
@@ -9,7 +9,7 @@ git-diff-tree - Compares the content and mode of blobs found via two tree object
-'git-diff-tree' [-p] [-r] [-z] [--stdin] [-B] [-M] [-R] [-C] [-O<orderfile>] [-S<string>] [--pickaxe-all] [-m] [-s] [-v] [-t] <tree-ish> <tree-ish> [<pattern>]\*
+'git-diff-tree' [-p] [-r] [-z] [--stdin] [-m] [-s] [-v] [-t] [-R] [-B] [-M] [-C] [--find-copies-harder] [-O<orderfile>] [-S<string>] [--pickaxe-all] <tree-ish> <tree-ish> [<path>...]
@@ -22,11 +22,11 @@ OPTIONS
The id of a tree object.
If provided, the results are limited to a subset of files
matching one of these prefix strings.
ie file matches `/^<pattern1>|<pattern2>|.../`
- Note that pattern does not provide any wildcard or regexp
+ Note that this parameter does not provide any wildcard or regexp
@@ -42,6 +42,14 @@ OPTIONS
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.
Swap two input trees.
@@ -96,6 +104,11 @@ separated with a single space are given.
This flag causes "git-diff-tree --stdin" to also show
the commit message before the differences.
+ This is used to control "pretty printing" format of the
+ commit message. Without "=<style>", it defaults to
+ medium.
Limiting Output