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authorShawn O. Pearce <>2008-02-21 04:28:07 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2008-02-21 04:36:20 (GMT)
commit2cd5dfd240ecb63c77bcb2532664984e3b69ae47 (patch)
tree5d6736622f383d4c2abadc22daa3df199bcc5824 /Documentation
parent14a5c7c19351a7db56803c9086b133fe131f55f6 (diff)
Teach git-grep --name-only as synonym for -l
I expected git grep --name-only to give me only the file names, much as git diff --name-only only generates filenames. Alas the option is -l, which matches common external greps but doesn't match other parts of the git UI. Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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1 files changed, 3 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/git-grep.txt b/Documentation/git-grep.txt
index f3cb24f..71a7335 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-grep.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-grep.txt
@@ -75,9 +75,11 @@ OPTIONS
Prefix the line number to matching lines.
--l | --files-with-matches | -L | --files-without-match::
+-l | --files-with-matches | --name-only | -L | --files-without-match::
Instead of showing every matched line, show only the
names of files that contain (or do not contain) matches.
+ For better compatability with git-diff, --name-only is a
+ synonym for --files-with-matches.
-c | --count::
Instead of showing every matched line, show the number of