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authorThomas Ackermann <>2013-01-21 19:16:20 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2013-02-01 21:53:25 (GMT)
commit48a8c26c625a4d3631c4f614bceb38933e741408 (patch)
tree97b1a550b575ecd250370cac842ecba58aa93d87 /Documentation/howto
parentfe73786b482f11e7a37a269c95d222a384fc5a39 (diff)
Documentation: avoid poor-man's small caps GIT
In the earlier days, we used to spell the name of the system as GIT, to simulate as if it were typeset with capital G and IT in small caps. Later we stopped doing so at around 1.6.5 days. Let's stop doing so throughout the documentation. The name to refer to the whole system (and the concept it embodies) is "Git"; the command end-users type is "git". And document this in the coding guideline. Signed-off-by: Thomas Ackermann <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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3 files changed, 7 insertions, 7 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/howto/rebase-from-internal-branch.txt b/Documentation/howto/rebase-from-internal-branch.txt
index 4627ee4..19ab604 100644
--- a/Documentation/howto/rebase-from-internal-branch.txt
+++ b/Documentation/howto/rebase-from-internal-branch.txt
@@ -4,7 +4,7 @@ Cc: Petr Baudis <>, Linus Torvalds <>
Subject: Re: sending changesets from the middle of a git tree
Date: Sun, 14 Aug 2005 18:37:39 -0700
Abstract: In this article, JC talks about how he rebases the
- public "pu" branch using the core GIT tools when he updates
+ public "pu" branch using the core Git tools when he updates
the "master" branch, and how "rebase" works. Also discussed
is how this applies to individual developers who sends patches
@@ -31,7 +31,7 @@ up. With its basing philosophical ancestry on quilt, this is
the kind of task StGIT is designed to do.
I just have done a simpler one, this time using only the core
-GIT tools.
+Git tools.
I had a handful of commits that were ahead of master in pu, and I
wanted to add some documentation bypassing my usual habit of
@@ -96,7 +96,7 @@ you ran fsck-cache, which is normal. After testing "pu", you
can run "git prune" to get rid of those original three commits.
While I am talking about "git rebase", I should talk about how
-to do cherrypicking using only the core GIT tools.
+to do cherrypicking using only the core Git tools.
Let's go back to the earlier picture, with different labels.
diff --git a/Documentation/howto/revert-branch-rebase.txt b/Documentation/howto/revert-branch-rebase.txt
index a59ced8..84dd839 100644
--- a/Documentation/howto/revert-branch-rebase.txt
+++ b/Documentation/howto/revert-branch-rebase.txt
@@ -12,10 +12,10 @@ How to revert an existing commit
One of the changes I pulled into the 'master' branch turns out to
-break building GIT with GCC 2.95. While they were well intentioned
+break building Git with GCC 2.95. While they were well intentioned
portability fixes, keeping things working with gcc-2.95 was also
important. Here is what I did to revert the change in the 'master'
-branch and to adjust the 'pu' branch, using core GIT tools and
+branch and to adjust the 'pu' branch, using core Git tools and
barebone Porcelain.
First, prepare a throw-away branch in case I screw things up.
diff --git a/Documentation/howto/setup-git-server-over-http.txt b/Documentation/howto/setup-git-server-over-http.txt
index a695f01..e49d785 100644
--- a/Documentation/howto/setup-git-server-over-http.txt
+++ b/Documentation/howto/setup-git-server-over-http.txt
@@ -53,10 +53,10 @@ In effect, this means you're going to be root, or that you're using a
preconfigured WebDAV server.
-Step 1: setup a bare GIT repository
+Step 1: setup a bare Git repository
-At the time of writing, git-http-push cannot remotely create a GIT
+At the time of writing, git-http-push cannot remotely create a Git
repository. So we have to do that at the server side with git. Another
option is to generate an empty bare repository at the client and copy
it to the server with a WebDAV client (which is the only option if Git