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authorJohannes Schindelin <Johannes.Schindelin@gmx.de>2005-08-05 15:05:02 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <junkio@cox.net>2005-08-06 06:07:00 (GMT)
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[PATCH] Assorted documentation patches
[jc: Johannes spent time and effort to see how consistent our use of terminilogy is, and as a byproduct made these corrections not related to the terminology unification. I really appreciate it.] Signed-off-by: Johannes Schindelin <Johannes.Schindelin@gmx.de> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <junkio@cox.net>
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NAME
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-git-init-db - Creates an empty git object database
+git-init-db - Creates an empty git repository
SYNOPSIS
@@ -13,15 +13,16 @@ SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
-----------
-This simply creates an empty git object database - basically a `.git`
-directory and `.git/object/??/` directories.
+This simply creates an empty git repository - basically a `.git` directory
+and `.git/object/??/`, `.git/refs/heads` and `.git/refs/tags` directories,
+and links `.git/HEAD` symbolically to `.git/refs/heads/master`.
If the 'GIT_DIR' environment variable is set then it specifies a path
to use instead of `./.git` for the base of the repository.
If the object storage directory is specified via the 'GIT_OBJECT_DIRECTORY'
environment variable then the sha1 directories are created underneath -
-otherwise the default `.git/objects` directory is used.
+otherwise the default `$GIT_DIR/objects` directory is used.
"git-init-db" won't hurt an existing repository.