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authorRamsay Jones <>2013-10-11 18:24:14 (GMT)
committerJonathan Nieder <>2013-10-14 14:25:42 (GMT)
commit78bef06589dc7570f9b52a6c9fca04d6142cc949 (patch)
tree692ebddc0607f646d21649a3d3134aedc1c51c36 /Documentation/howto
parent643069213532b8b035e771afbc4f2c77b79b20e2 (diff)
howto/revert-a-faulty-merge: fix unescaped '^'s
Several uses of the '^' operator are being interpreted by asciidoc as requests to show the following text as a superscript. In order to fix this problem, use backticks (`) to quote the text of the affected git command invocations. Signed-off-by: Ramsay Jones <> Signed-off-by: Jonathan Nieder <>
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diff --git a/Documentation/howto/revert-a-faulty-merge.txt b/Documentation/howto/revert-a-faulty-merge.txt
index 075418e..acf3e47 100644
--- a/Documentation/howto/revert-a-faulty-merge.txt
+++ b/Documentation/howto/revert-a-faulty-merge.txt
@@ -37,7 +37,7 @@ where A and B are on the side development that was not so good, M is the
merge that brings these premature changes into the mainline, x are changes
unrelated to what the side branch did and already made on the mainline,
and W is the "revert of the merge M" (doesn't W look M upside down?).
-IOW, "diff W^..W" is similar to "diff -R M^..M".
+IOW, `"diff W^..W"` is similar to `"diff -R M^..M"`.
Such a "revert" of a merge can be made with:
@@ -121,9 +121,9 @@ If you reverted the revert in such a case as in the previous example:
---A---B A'--B'--C'
where Y is the revert of W, A' and B' are rerolled A and B, and there may
-also be a further fix-up C' on the side branch. "diff Y^..Y" is similar
-to "diff -R W^..W" (which in turn means it is similar to "diff M^..M"),
-and "diff A'^..C'" by definition would be similar but different from that,
+also be a further fix-up C' on the side branch. `"diff Y^..Y"` is similar
+to `"diff -R W^..W"` (which in turn means it is similar to `"diff M^..M"`),
+and `"diff A'^..C'"` by definition would be similar but different from that,
because it is a rerolled series of the earlier change. There will be a
lot of overlapping changes that result in conflicts. So do not do "revert
of revert" blindly without thinking..