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authorStephan Beyer <>2008-06-08 01:36:09 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2008-06-08 20:46:38 (GMT)
commit3240240ff427fa2e26a847c7c9fd89e6a4313daa (patch)
treea1e21579aca42b7e4d8d718050bc522961530cfa /Documentation/git-show-ref.txt
parentbc47c29ec18164ba1f05600333457cf6f2432856 (diff)
Docs: Use "-l::\n--long\n" format in OPTIONS sections
The OPTIONS section of a documentation file contains a list of the options a git command accepts. Currently there are several variants to describe the case that different options (almost) do the same in the OPTIONS section. Some are: -f, --foo:: -f|--foo:: -f | --foo:: But AsciiDoc has the special form: -f:: --foo:: This patch applies this form to the documentation of the whole git suite, and removes useless em-dash prevention, so \--foo becomes --foo. Signed-off-by: Stephan Beyer <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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1 files changed, 14 insertions, 7 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/git-show-ref.txt b/Documentation/git-show-ref.txt
index a85332c..6b99529 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-show-ref.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-show-ref.txt
@@ -29,22 +29,26 @@ in the `.git` directory.
--h, --head::
Show the HEAD reference.
---tags, --heads::
Limit to only "refs/heads" and "refs/tags", respectively. These
options are not mutually exclusive; when given both, references stored
in "refs/heads" and "refs/tags" are displayed.
--d, --dereference::
Dereference tags into object IDs as well. They will be shown with "^{}"
--s, --hash::
Only show the SHA1 hash, not the reference name. When also using
--dereference the dereferenced tag will still be shown after the SHA1.
@@ -55,17 +59,20 @@ OPTIONS
Aside from returning an error code of 1, it will also print an error
message if '--quiet' was not specified.
---abbrev, --abbrev=len::
Abbreviate the object name. When using `--hash`, you do
not have to say `--hash --abbrev`; `--hash=len` would do.
--q, --quiet::
Do not print any results to stdout. When combined with '--verify' this
can be used to silently check if a reference exists.
---exclude-existing, --exclude-existing=pattern::
Make git-show-ref act as a filter that reads refs from stdin of the
form "^(?:<anything>\s)?<refname>(?:\^\{\})?$" and performs the