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authorJonathan Nieder <>2008-06-30 06:09:04 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2008-07-02 00:20:15 (GMT)
commitb1889c36d85514e5e70462294c561a02c2edfe2b (patch)
tree9a171d7e3fb8063c239a2c9c4dcec744a202de07 /Documentation/git-diff.txt
parent46e56e81b3bc91af7071809fbda8dcdec22c4cb1 (diff)
Documentation: be consistent about "git-" versus "git "
Since the git-* commands are not installed in $(bindir), using "git-command <parameters>" in examples in the documentation is not a good idea. On the other hand, it is nice to be able to refer to each command using one hyphenated word. (There is no escaping it, anyway: man page names cannot have spaces in them.) This patch retains the dash in naming an operation, command, program, process, or action. Complete command lines that can be entered at a shell (i.e., without options omitted) are made to use the dashless form. The changes consist only of replacing some spaces with hyphens and vice versa. After a "s/ /-/g", the unpatched and patched versions are identical. 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
index 7acd428..c53eba5 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-diff.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-diff.txt
@@ -8,14 +8,14 @@ git-diff - Show changes between commits, commit and working tree, etc
-'git-diff' [<common diff options>] <commit>{0,2} [--] [<path>...]
+'git diff' [<common diff options>] <commit>{0,2} [--] [<path>...]
Show changes between two trees, a tree and the working tree, a
tree and the index file, or the index file and the working tree.
-'git-diff' [--options] [--] [<path>...]::
+'git diff' [--options] [--] [<path>...]::
This form is to view the changes you made relative to
the index (staging area for the next commit). In other
@@ -27,14 +27,14 @@ 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.
-'git-diff' [--options] --cached [<commit>] [--] [<path>...]::
+'git diff' [--options] --cached [<commit>] [--] [<path>...]::
This form is to view the changes you staged for the next
commit relative to the named <commit>. Typically you
would want comparison with the latest commit, so if you
do not give <commit>, it defaults to HEAD.
-'git-diff' [--options] <commit> [--] [<path>...]::
+'git diff' [--options] <commit> [--] [<path>...]::
This form is to view the changes you have in your
working tree relative to the named <commit>. You can
@@ -42,23 +42,23 @@ forced by --no-index.
branch name to compare with the tip of a different
-'git-diff' [--options] <commit> <commit> [--] [<path>...]::
+'git diff' [--options] <commit> <commit> [--] [<path>...]::
This is to view the changes between two arbitrary
-'git-diff' [--options] <commit>..<commit> [--] [<path>...]::
+'git diff' [--options] <commit>..<commit> [--] [<path>...]::
This is synonymous to the previous form. If <commit> on
one side is omitted, it will have the same effect as
using HEAD instead.
-'git-diff' [--options] <commit>\...<commit> [--] [<path>...]::
+'git diff' [--options] <commit>\...<commit> [--] [<path>...]::
This form is to view the changes on the branch containing
and up to the second <commit>, starting at a common ancestor
- of both <commit>. "git-diff A\...B" is equivalent to
- "git-diff $(git-merge-base A B) B". You can omit any one
+ of both <commit>. "git diff A\...B" is equivalent to
+ "git diff $(git-merge-base A B) B". You can omit any one
of <commit>, which has the same effect as using HEAD instead.
Just in case if you are doing something exotic, it should be