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authorMatthieu Moy <>2007-11-19 18:25:11 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2007-11-20 08:15:13 (GMT)
commit97e92e2cbca3dc850d8b04b30740be8d81c17552 (patch)
treef6de233d03a3fc134000ec5dc2d0002593b3e0e3 /Documentation/git-reflog.txt
parentdec92309417d17cc35196efd018f15981f22b235 (diff)
Doc fix for git-reflog: mention @{...} syntax, and <ref> in synopsys.
The HEAD@{...} syntax was documented in git-rev-parse manpage, which is hard to find by someone looking for the documentation of porcelain. git-reflog is probably the place where one expects to find this. While I'm there, "git revlog show whatever" was also undocumented. Signed-off-by: Matthieu Moy <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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diff --git a/Documentation/git-reflog.txt b/Documentation/git-reflog.txt
index 5c7316c..25003c3 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-reflog.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-reflog.txt
@@ -19,7 +19,7 @@ depending on the subcommand:
git reflog expire [--dry-run] [--stale-fix] [--verbose]
[--expire=<time>] [--expire-unreachable=<time>] [--all] <refs>...
-git reflog [show] [log-options]
+git reflog [show] [log-options] [<ref>]
Reflog is a mechanism to record when the tip of branches are
updated. This command is to manage the information recorded in it.
@@ -32,9 +32,16 @@ directly by the end users -- instead, see gitlink:git-gc[1].
The subcommand "show" (which is also the default, in the absence of any
subcommands) will take all the normal log options, and show the log of
-`HEAD`, which will cover all recent actions, including branch switches.
-It is basically an alias for 'git log -g --abbrev-commit
---pretty=oneline', see gitlink:git-log[1].
+the reference provided in the command-line (or `HEAD`, by default).
+The reflog will cover all recent actions (HEAD reflog records branch switching
+as well). It is an alias for 'git log -g --abbrev-commit --pretty=oneline';
+see gitlink:git-log[1].
+The reflog is useful in various git commands, to specify the old value
+of a reference. For example, `HEAD@\{2\}` means "where HEAD used to be
+two moves ago", `master@\{one.week.ago\}` means "where master used to
+point to one week ago", and so on. See gitlink:git-rev-parse[1] for
+more details.