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authorChristian Couder <>2009-10-12 20:30:32 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2009-10-13 08:07:29 (GMT)
commitb0fa7ab51b29d34579d8f6bb4443dfbcb8278c7a (patch)
tree3eba2d188f34ca22c2a789f1c4e657139662fcc5 /Documentation/git.txt
parent78d553b7d7b269bb22ebd8b1198657c37484a3a0 (diff)
git: add --no-replace-objects option to disable replacing
Commit dae556b (environment: add global variable to disable replacement) adds a variable to enable/disable replacement, and it is enabled by default for most commands. So there is no way to disable it for some commands, which is annoying when we want to get information about a commit that has been replaced. For example: $ git cat-file -p N would output information about the replacement commit if commit N is replaced. With the "--no-replace-objects" option that this patch adds it is possible to get information about the original commit using: $ git --no-replace-objects cat-file -p N While at it, let's add some documentation about this new option in the "git replace" man page too. Signed-off-by: Christian Couder <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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1 files changed, 5 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/git.txt b/Documentation/git.txt
index d97aaf5..2f45417 100644
--- a/Documentation/git.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git.txt
@@ -10,7 +10,7 @@ SYNOPSIS
'git' [--version] [--exec-path[=GIT_EXEC_PATH]] [--html-path]
- [-p|--paginate|--no-pager]
+ [-p|--paginate|--no-pager] [--no-replace-objects]
[--bare] [--git-dir=GIT_DIR] [--work-tree=GIT_WORK_TREE]
[--help] COMMAND [ARGS]
@@ -237,6 +237,10 @@ help ...`.
environment is not set, it is set to the current working
+ Do not use replacement refs to replace git objects. See
+ linkgit:git-replace[1] for more information.