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authorChristian Couder <chriscool@tuxfamily.org>2008-11-17 15:42:47 (GMT)
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Documentation: user-manual: add information about "git help" at the beginning
Talking about "git help" is useful because it has a few more features (like when using it without arguments or with "-a") and it may work on non unix like platforms. Signed-off-by: Christian Couder <chriscool@tuxfamily.org> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
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Further chapters cover more specialized topics.
Comprehensive reference documentation is available through the man
-pages. For a command such as "git clone <repo>", just use
+pages, or linkgit:git-help[1] command. For example, for the command
+"git clone <repo>", you can either use:
------------------------------------------------
$ man git-clone
------------------------------------------------
+or:
+
+------------------------------------------------
+$ git help clone
+------------------------------------------------
+
+With the latter, you can use the manual viewer of your choice; see
+linkgit:git-help[1] for more information.
+
See also <<git-quick-start>> for a brief overview of git commands,
without any explanation.