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authorAdam Dinwoodie <>2017-06-01 10:37:03 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2017-06-02 05:10:57 (GMT)
commit0c79cee697f7f4e304c53108ee895b706df1322e (patch)
treece79e2b4dc59b2a70fc2cf64126fd314e9ba1fdb /Documentation/git-pull.txt
parentb06d3643105c8758ed019125a4399cb7efdcce2c (diff)
docs: fix formatting and grammar
When compiling the documentation, asciidoc thinks a backtick surrounded by whitespace shouldn't be interpreted as marking the start or end of a literal. In most cases, that's useful behaviour, but in the git-pull documentation it means asciidoc is failing to correctly detect which text should be monospaced and which shouldn't. To avoid this, remove the extraneous spaces from the text to be monospaced. It would also be possible to fix the formatting by switching to asciidoc's ++ monospace format markers and still have the space characters included in the monospace text, but the spaces aren't necessary and not having them keeps the markup simpler. Also include a minor grammar fix suggested by Jeff while we're changing these lines. Signed-off-by: Adam Dinwoodie <> Helped-by: Jeff King <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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diff --git a/Documentation/git-pull.txt b/Documentation/git-pull.txt
index 942af8e..e414185 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-pull.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-pull.txt
@@ -159,15 +159,15 @@ present while on branch `<name>`, that value is used instead of
In order to determine what URL to use to fetch from, the value
of the configuration `remote.<origin>.url` is consulted
-and if there is not any such variable, the value on `URL: ` line
-in `$GIT_DIR/remotes/<origin>` file is used.
+and if there is not any such variable, the value on the `URL:` line
+in `$GIT_DIR/remotes/<origin>` is used.
In order to determine what remote branches to fetch (and
optionally store in the remote-tracking branches) when the command is
run without any refspec parameters on the command line, values
of the configuration variable `remote.<origin>.fetch` are
consulted, and if there aren't any, `$GIT_DIR/remotes/<origin>`
-file is consulted and its `Pull: ` lines are used.
+is consulted and its `Pull:` lines are used.
In addition to the refspec formats described in the OPTIONS
section, you can have a globbing refspec that looks like this: