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authorJunio C Hamano <>2007-12-27 00:04:05 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2007-12-27 00:05:54 (GMT)
commit25db465a34ab6fe840011e5d746701186e9e9884 (patch)
tree40cbd66ea98949daa1d273e4b7c5d4159a6b102b /Documentation/git-log.txt
parent0faf2da7e5ee5c2f472d8a7afaf8616101f34e80 (diff)
Fix documentation of --first-parent in git-log and copy it to git-rev-list
Credit goes to Avi Kivity for noticing the lack of description in rev-list manual page. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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Follow only the first parent commit upon seeing a merge
- commit. This option gives a better overview of the
- evolution of a particular branch.
+ commit. This option can give a better overview when
+ viewing the evolution of a particular topic branch,
+ because merges into a topic branch tend to be only about
+ adjusting to updated upstream from time to time, and
+ this option allows you to ignore the individual commits
+ brought in to your history by such a merge.
-g, \--walk-reflogs::
Show commits as they were recorded in the reflog. The log contains