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authorValentin Haenel <>2011-05-05 19:58:18 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2011-05-05 20:31:22 (GMT)
commit6086ff65dfcf48237bdac6c64a85bef5d34d5b4e (patch)
tree85d4ff8c9edd818d05086424be8d7a800486b845 /Documentation/git-reset.txt
parenta31538e273bbca23951fa70a0324ac49214d0f10 (diff)
git-reset.txt: better docs for '--patch'
Describe '-p' as a short form of '--patch' in synopsis. Also include a better explanation of this option and additionally refer the reader to the patch mode description of git-add documentation. Helped-by: Jeff King <> Mentored-by: Junio C Hamano <> Signed-off-by: Valentin Haenel <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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diff --git a/Documentation/git-reset.txt b/Documentation/git-reset.txt
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@@ -9,7 +9,7 @@ SYNOPSIS
'git reset' [-q] [<commit>] [--] <paths>...
-'git reset' --patch [<commit>] [--] [<paths>...]
+'git reset' [--patch|-p] [<commit>] [--] [<paths>...]
'git reset' [--soft | --mixed | --hard | --merge | --keep] [-q] [<commit>]
@@ -39,8 +39,9 @@ working tree in one go.
and <commit> (defaults to HEAD). The chosen hunks are applied
in reverse to the index.
-This means that `git reset -p` is the opposite of `git add -p` (see
+This means that `git reset -p` is the opposite of `git add -p`, i.e.
+you can use it to selectively reset hunks. See the ``Interactive Mode''
+section of linkgit:git-add[1] to learn how to operate the `\--patch` mode.
'git reset' [--<mode>] [<commit>]::
This form resets the current branch head to <commit> and