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authorTaylor Blau <>2017-10-02 05:25:20 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2017-10-02 06:34:43 (GMT)
commit85cd4bb319605e3a18f08242d49562ffb3729123 (patch)
tree7c2052d2b397ac7022bf67c7db6cffbac9a642c3 /Documentation/git-for-each-ref.txt
parent6f5c77a1190d83f0c02b480f0e04c0dd78d954ed (diff)
doc: 'trailers' is the preferred way to format trailers
The documentation makes reference to 'contents:trailers' as an example to dig the trailers out of a commit. 'trailers' is an unmentioned alternative, which is treated as an alias of 'contents:trailers'. Since 'trailers' is easier to type, prefer that as the designated way to dig out trailers information. Signed-off-by: Taylor Blau <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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@@ -217,7 +217,8 @@ line is 'contents:body', where body is all of the lines after the first
blank line. The optional GPG signature is `contents:signature`. The
first `N` lines of the message is obtained using `contents:lines=N`.
Additionally, the trailers as interpreted by linkgit:git-interpret-trailers[1]
-are obtained as 'contents:trailers'.
+are obtained as 'trailers' (or by using the historical alias
For sorting purposes, fields with numeric values sort in numeric order
(`objectsize`, `authordate`, `committerdate`, `creatordate`, `taggerdate`).