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authorJ. Bruce Fields <>2007-04-16 04:37:10 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2007-04-16 08:10:28 (GMT)
commitcb1881c6eeb021102a7a0ae87dbddfd52bf1f04f (patch)
tree7f76d2d5aa877ae2f699d70eea55a7ef1852af3a /Documentation/git-lost-found.txt
parent5f2e1df5c9fa7856e5d7dda7d6c618ed08822b82 (diff)
Documentation: minor edits of git-lost-found manpage
Minor improvements to grammar and clarity of lost-found manpage. Signed-off-by: "J. Bruce Fields" <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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diff --git a/Documentation/git-lost-found.txt b/Documentation/git-lost-found.txt
index f52a9d7..e48607f 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-lost-found.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-lost-found.txt
@@ -12,23 +12,22 @@ SYNOPSIS
Finds dangling commits and tags from the object database, and
-creates refs to them in .git/lost-found/ directory. Commits and
-tags that dereference to commits go to .git/lost-found/commit
-and others are stored in .git/lost-found/other directory.
+creates refs to them in the .git/lost-found/ directory. Commits and
+tags that dereference to commits are stored in .git/lost-found/commit,
+and other objects are stored in .git/lost-found/other.
-One line description from the commit and tag found along with
-their object name are printed on the standard output.
+Prints to standard output the object names and one-line descriptions
+of any commits or tags found.
-Suppose you run 'git tag -f' and mistyped the tag to overwrite.
+Suppose you run 'git tag -f' and mistype the tag to overwrite.
The ref to your tag is overwritten, but until you run 'git
-prune', it is still there.
+prune', the tag itself is still there.
$ git lost-found
@@ -36,15 +35,15 @@ $ git lost-found
-Also you can use gitk to browse how they relate to each other
-and existing (probably old) tags.
+Also you can use gitk to browse how any tags found relate to each
$ gitk $(cd .git/lost-found/commit && echo ??*)
-After making sure that it is the object you are looking for, you
-can reconnect it to your regular .git/refs hierarchy.
+After making sure you know which the object is the tag you are looking
+for, you can reconnect it to your regular .git/refs hierarchy.
$ git cat-file -t 1ef2b196