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authorJunio C Hamano <>2013-07-22 05:51:29 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2013-07-22 05:51:29 (GMT)
commit80f074396d2a5601cdbf643f9b0db09329070a3f (patch)
tree7edfc74b4d4ebccc7f2e7b4b288fce3b21b9fec0 /Documentation/user-manual.txt
parent8c091d918de73e4600a93088ee0f702224ba99c3 (diff)
parent09b7e2204a8e41307192c800162e438ec09ddd2c (diff)
Merge branch 'ph/builtin-srcs-are-in-subdir-these-days' into maint
* ph/builtin-srcs-are-in-subdir-these-days: fix "builtin-*" references to be "builtin/*"
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diff --git a/Documentation/user-manual.txt b/Documentation/user-manual.txt
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--- a/Documentation/user-manual.txt
+++ b/Documentation/user-manual.txt
@@ -4256,15 +4256,16 @@ no longer need to call `setup_pager()` directly).
Nowadays, `git log` is a builtin, which means that it is _contained_ in the
command `git`. The source side of a builtin is
-- a function called `cmd_<bla>`, typically defined in `builtin-<bla>.c`,
- and declared in `builtin.h`,
+- a function called `cmd_<bla>`, typically defined in `builtin/<bla.c>`
+ (note that older versions of Git used to have it in `builtin-<bla>.c`
+ instead), and declared in `builtin.h`.
- an entry in the `commands[]` array in `git.c`, and
- an entry in `BUILTIN_OBJECTS` in the `Makefile`.
Sometimes, more than one builtin is contained in one source file. For
-example, `cmd_whatchanged()` and `cmd_log()` both reside in `builtin-log.c`,
+example, `cmd_whatchanged()` and `cmd_log()` both reside in `builtin/log.c`,
since they share quite a bit of code. In that case, the commands which are
_not_ named like the `.c` file in which they live have to be listed in
`BUILT_INS` in the `Makefile`.
@@ -4287,10 +4288,10 @@ For the sake of clarity, let's stay with `git cat-file`, because it
- is plumbing, and
- was around even in the initial commit (it literally went only through
- some 20 revisions as `cat-file.c`, was renamed to `builtin-cat-file.c`
+ some 20 revisions as `cat-file.c`, was renamed to `builtin/cat-file.c`
when made a builtin, and then saw less than 10 versions).
-So, look into `builtin-cat-file.c`, search for `cmd_cat_file()` and look what
+So, look into `builtin/cat-file.c`, search for `cmd_cat_file()` and look what
it does.
@@ -4366,7 +4367,7 @@ Another example: Find out what to do in order to make some script a
-$ git log --no-merges --diff-filter=A builtin-*.c
+$ git log --no-merges --diff-filter=A builtin/*.c
You see, Git is actually the best tool to find out about the source of Git