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authorJonathan Nieder <>2010-10-11 16:06:18 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2010-10-14 02:10:56 (GMT)
commit24757702395ed4c828af585f2d8ba0efda5cf697 (patch)
treecfd89637f8f3316eaafe46ee567be70307bf3b51 /Documentation/git-diff.txt
parentb77134b068f777c9b63ebfb8762c77968c49702f (diff)
Documentation: update implicit "--no-index" behavior in "git diff"
Originally "--no-index" mode triggered for untracked files within the tracked tree, but with v1.5.6-rc1~41 (Merge branch 'jc/diff-no-no-index, 2008-05-26) the command was fixed to only implicitly trigger when paths outside the tracked tree are mentioned. Reported-by: Yann Dirson <> Signed-off-by: Jonathan Nieder <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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diff --git a/Documentation/git-diff.txt b/Documentation/git-diff.txt
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@@ -23,9 +23,9 @@ tree and the index file, or the index file and the working tree.
further add to the index but you still haven't. You can
stage these changes by using linkgit:git-add[1].
-If exactly two paths are given, and at least one is untracked,
-compare the two files / directories. This behavior can be
-forced by --no-index.
+If exactly two paths are given and at least one points outside
+the current repository, 'git diff' will compare the two files /
+directories. This behavior can be forced by --no-index.
'git diff' [--options] --cached [<commit>] [--] [<path>...]::