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authorPhilip Oakley <>2015-09-14 14:10:53 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2015-09-14 19:50:33 (GMT)
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doc: show usage of branch description
The branch description will be included in 'git format-patch --cover-letter' and in 'git pull-request' emails. It can also be used in the automatic merge message. Tell the reader. While here, clarify that the description may be a multi-line explanation of the purpose of the branch's patch series. Signed-off-by: Philip Oakley <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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@@ -213,7 +213,7 @@ feeding the result to `git send-email`.
In addition to the patches, generate a cover letter file
- containing the shortlog and the overall diffstat. You can
+ containing the branch description, shortlog and the overall diffstat. You can
fill in a description in the file before sending it out.