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authorShawn O. Pearce <spearce@spearce.org>2007-01-18 02:08:04 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <junkio@cox.net>2007-01-18 04:45:15 (GMT)
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Document the master@{n} reflog query syntax.
In ab2a1a32 Junio improved the reflog query logic to support obtaining the n-th prior value of a ref, but this was never documented in git-rev-parse. Now it is. Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <spearce@spearce.org> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <junkio@cox.net>
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@@ -152,6 +152,14 @@ blobs contained in a commit.
used immediately following a ref name and the ref must have an
existing log ($GIT_DIR/logs/<ref>).
+* A ref followed by the suffix '@' with an ordinal specification
+ enclosed in a brace pair (e.g. '\{1\}', '\{15\}') to specify
+ the n-th prior value of that ref. For example 'master@\{1\}'
+ is the immediate prior value of 'master' while 'master@\{5\}'
+ is the 5th prior value of 'master'. This suffix may only be used
+ immediately following a ref name and the ref must have an existing
+ log ($GIT_DIR/logs/<ref>).
+
* A suffix '{caret}' to a revision parameter means the first parent of
that commit object. '{caret}<n>' means the <n>th parent (i.e.
'rev{caret}'