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authorJeff King <>2007-07-29 00:24:27 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2007-07-29 01:44:52 (GMT)
commit90ae710e0b642b177d44df4528966c7ae37ebf5f (patch)
tree4016d315ae232bb51a69ef1f20ef261ddbbcc934 /Documentation/git-diff.txt
parent83b3df7d582429d9036f34d2c95abfff7bf0ab24 (diff)
Documentation/git-diff: remove -r from --name-status example
Calling 'git-diff --name-status' will recursively show any changes already, and it has for quite some time (at least as far back as v1.4.1). Signed-off-by: Jeff King <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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diff --git a/Documentation/git-diff.txt b/Documentation/git-diff.txt
index 639b969..b1f5e7f 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-diff.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-diff.txt
@@ -102,17 +102,14 @@ Limiting the diff output::
$ git diff --diff-filter=MRC <1>
-$ git diff --name-status -r <2>
+$ git diff --name-status <2>
$ git diff arch/i386 include/asm-i386 <3>
<1> show only modification, rename and copy, but not addition
nor deletion.
<2> show only names and the nature of change, but not actual
-diff output. --name-status disables usual patch generation
-which in turn also disables recursive behavior, so without -r
-you would only see the directory name if there is a change in a
-file in a subdirectory.
+diff output.
<3> limit diff output to named subtrees.
Munging the diff output::