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authorPaul Tan <>2015-06-14 08:41:49 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2015-06-15 19:40:49 (GMT)
commitffad85c599307441323de565c3fafde227e04a8f (patch)
tree5c89995421a8479025f7ac535a555484fd708b1f /Documentation/technical/api-parse-options.txt
parent6b3ee18dc5c620d7cb4324e009339b5ca9ac488c (diff)
parse-options-cb: implement parse_opt_passthru_argv()
Certain git commands, such as git-pull, are simply wrappers around other git commands like git-fetch, git-merge and git-rebase. As such, these wrapper commands will typically need to "pass through" command-line options of the commands they wrap. Implement the parse_opt_passthru_argv() parse-options callback, which will reconstruct all the provided command-line options into an argv_array, such that it can be passed to another git command. This is useful for passing command-line options that can be specified multiple times. Helped-by: Stefan Beller <> Signed-off-by: Paul Tan <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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@@ -219,6 +219,12 @@ There are some macros to easily define options:
will be overwritten, so this should only be used for options where
the last one specified on the command line wins.
+`OPT_PASSTHRU_ARGV(short, long, &argv_array_var, arg_str, description, flags)`::
+ Introduce an option where all instances of it on the command-line will
+ be reconstructed into an argv_array. This is useful when you need to
+ pass the command-line option, which can be specified multiple times,
+ to another command.
The last element of the array must be `OPT_END()`.