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authorJeff King <>2008-06-30 03:27:45 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2008-06-30 06:47:26 (GMT)
commita0d2ceb2769731571cdd195582bfedf90225e712 (patch)
tree013a8ee87f910c5dfe9c5cd37b95488baaaca204 /Documentation/git-rev-parse.txt
parent7829f20f5beabe3e21866ae53109a58370571158 (diff)
doc/rev-parse: clarify reflog vs --until for specifying revisions
The rev-parse manpage introduces the branch@{date} syntax, and mentions the reflog specifically. However, new users may not be familiar with the distinction between the reflog and the commit date, so let's help them out with a "you may be interested in --until" pointer. Signed-off-by: Jeff King <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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diff --git a/Documentation/git-rev-parse.txt b/Documentation/git-rev-parse.txt
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--- a/Documentation/git-rev-parse.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-rev-parse.txt
@@ -184,7 +184,10 @@ blobs contained in a commit.
second ago\}' or '\{1979-02-26 18:30:00\}') to specify the value
of the ref at a prior point in time. This suffix may only be
used immediately following a ref name and the ref must have an
- existing log ($GIT_DIR/logs/<ref>).
+ existing log ($GIT_DIR/logs/<ref>). Note that this looks up the state
+ of your *local* ref at a given time; e.g., what was in your local
+ `master` branch last week. If you want to look at commits made during
+ certain times, see `--since` and `--until`.
* A ref followed by the suffix '@' with an ordinal specification
enclosed in a brace pair (e.g. '\{1\}', '\{15\}') to specify