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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-rev-list.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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diff --git a/Documentation/git-rev-list.txt b/Documentation/git-rev-list.txt
index a03f9fe..438dae0 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-rev-list.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-rev-list.txt
@@ -15,6 +15,7 @@ SYNOPSIS
[ \--min-age=timestamp ]
[ \--sparse ]
[ \--no-merges ]
+ [ \--first-parent ]
[ \--remove-empty ]
[ \--full-history ]
[ \--not ]
@@ -256,6 +257,15 @@ limiting may be applied.
Do not print commits with more than one parent.
+ Follow only the first parent commit upon seeing a merge
+ 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.
Reverses the meaning of the '{caret}' prefix (or lack thereof)