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authorStephan Beyer <>2008-06-08 01:36:09 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2008-06-08 20:46:38 (GMT)
commit3240240ff427fa2e26a847c7c9fd89e6a4313daa (patch)
treea1e21579aca42b7e4d8d718050bc522961530cfa /Documentation
parentbc47c29ec18164ba1f05600333457cf6f2432856 (diff)
Docs: Use "-l::\n--long\n" format in OPTIONS sections
The OPTIONS section of a documentation file contains a list of the options a git command accepts. Currently there are several variants to describe the case that different options (almost) do the same in the OPTIONS section. Some are: -f, --foo:: -f|--foo:: -f | --foo:: But AsciiDoc has the special form: -f:: --foo:: This patch applies this form to the documentation of the whole git suite, and removes useless em-dash prevention, so \--foo becomes --foo. Signed-off-by: Stephan Beyer <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation')
56 files changed, 394 insertions, 210 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/blame-options.txt b/Documentation/blame-options.txt
index c11bb7d..5428111 100644
--- a/Documentation/blame-options.txt
+++ b/Documentation/blame-options.txt
@@ -41,7 +41,8 @@ of lines before or after the line given by <start>.
-S <revs-file>::
Use revs from revs-file instead of calling linkgit:git-rev-list[1].
--p, --porcelain::
Show in a format designed for machine consumption.
@@ -83,5 +84,6 @@ alphanumeric characters that git must detect as moving
between files for it to associate those lines with the parent
--h, --help::
Show help message.
diff --git a/Documentation/fetch-options.txt b/Documentation/fetch-options.txt
index b675911..85c8718 100644
--- a/Documentation/fetch-options.txt
+++ b/Documentation/fetch-options.txt
@@ -1,22 +1,26 @@
--q, \--quiet::
Pass --quiet to git-fetch-pack and silence any other internally
used programs.
--v, \--verbose::
Be verbose.
--a, \--append::
Append ref names and object names of fetched refs to the
existing contents of `.git/FETCH_HEAD`. Without this
option old data in `.git/FETCH_HEAD` will be overwritten.
-\--upload-pack <upload-pack>::
+--upload-pack <upload-pack>::
When given, and the repository to fetch from is handled
by 'git-fetch-pack', '--exec=<upload-pack>' is passed to
the command to specify non-default path for the command
run on the other end.
--f, \--force::
When `git-fetch` is used with `<rbranch>:<lbranch>`
refspec, it refuses to update the local branch
`<lbranch>` unless the remote branch `<rbranch>` it
@@ -24,16 +28,18 @@
overrides that check.
--n, \--no-tags::
By default, tags that point at objects that are downloaded
from the remote repository are fetched and stored locally.
This option disables this automatic tag following.
--t, \--tags::
Most of the tags are fetched automatically as branch
heads are downloaded, but tags that do not point at
objects reachable from the branch heads that are being
@@ -41,10 +47,12 @@ endif::git-pull[]
flag lets all tags and their associated objects be
--k, \--keep::
Keep downloaded pack.
--u, \--update-head-ok::
By default `git-fetch` refuses to update the head which
corresponds to the current branch. This flag disables the
check. This is purely for the internal use for `git-pull`
@@ -52,7 +60,7 @@ endif::git-pull[]
implementing your own Porcelain you are not supposed to
use it.
Deepen the history of a 'shallow' repository created by
`git clone` with `--depth=<depth>` option (see linkgit:git-clone[1])
by the specified number of commits.
diff --git a/Documentation/git-add.txt b/Documentation/git-add.txt
index 88165da..9c6b081 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-add.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-add.txt
@@ -50,22 +50,26 @@ OPTIONS
and `dir/file2`) can be given to add all files in the
directory, recursively.
--n, \--dry-run::
Don't actually add the file(s), just show if they exist.
--v, \--verbose::
Be verbose.
Allow adding otherwise ignored files.
--i, \--interactive::
Add modified contents in the working tree interactively to
the index. Optional path arguments may be supplied to limit
operation to a subset of the working tree. See ``Interactive
mode'' for details.
--p, \--patch::
Similar to Interactive mode but the initial command loop is
bypassed and the 'patch' subcommand is invoked using each of
the specified filepatterns before exiting.
@@ -79,11 +83,11 @@ OPTIONS
command line. If no paths are specified, all tracked files in the
current directory and its subdirectories are updated.
Don't add the file(s), but only refresh their stat()
information in the index.
If some files could not be added because of errors indexing
them, do not abort the operation, but continue adding the
others. The command shall still exit with non-zero status.
diff --git a/Documentation/git-am.txt b/Documentation/git-am.txt
index 7f6f5b4..46544a0 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-am.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-am.txt
@@ -28,14 +28,17 @@ OPTIONS
supply this argument, reads from the standard input. If you supply
directories, they'll be treated as Maildirs.
--s, --signoff::
Add `Signed-off-by:` line to the commit message, using
the committer identity of yourself.
--k, --keep::
Pass `-k` flag to `git-mailinfo` (see linkgit:git-mailinfo[1]).
--u, --utf8::
Pass `-u` flag to `git-mailinfo` (see linkgit:git-mailinfo[1]).
The proposed commit log message taken from the e-mail
is re-coded into UTF-8 encoding (configuration variable
@@ -49,13 +52,15 @@ default. You could use `--no-utf8` to override this.
Pass `-n` flag to `git-mailinfo` (see
--3, --3way::
When the patch does not apply cleanly, fall back on
3-way merge, if the patch records the identity of blobs
it is supposed to apply to, and we have those blobs
available locally.
--b, --binary::
Pass `--allow-binary-replacement` flag to `git-apply`
(see linkgit:git-apply[1]).
@@ -64,19 +69,22 @@ default. You could use `--no-utf8` to override this.
program that applies
the patch.
--C<n>, -p<n>::
These flags are passed to the `git-apply` (see linkgit:git-apply[1])
program that applies
the patch.
--i, --interactive::
Run interactively.
Skip the current patch. This is only meaningful when
restarting an aborted patch.
--r, --resolved::
After a patch failure (e.g. attempting to apply
conflicting patch), the user has applied it by hand and
the index file stores the result of the application.
diff --git a/Documentation/git-apply.txt b/Documentation/git-apply.txt
index 76277bd..c834763 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-apply.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-apply.txt
@@ -73,7 +73,8 @@ OPTIONS
When a pure mode change is encountered (which has no index information),
the information is read from the current index instead.
--R, --reverse::
Apply the patch in reverse.
@@ -124,7 +125,8 @@ discouraged.
the result with this option, which would apply the
deletion part but not addition part.
---allow-binary-replacement, --binary::
Historically we did not allow binary patch applied
without an explicit permission from the user, and this
flag was the way to do so. Currently we always allow binary
@@ -169,7 +171,8 @@ behavior:
correctly. This option adds support for applying such patches by
working around this bug.
--v, --verbose::
Report progress to stderr. By default, only a message about the
current patch being applied will be printed. This option will cause
additional information to be reported.
diff --git a/Documentation/git-archive.txt b/Documentation/git-archive.txt
index a3e36db..9b5f3ae 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-archive.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-archive.txt
@@ -36,10 +36,12 @@ OPTIONS
Format of the resulting archive: 'tar' or 'zip'. The default
is 'tar'.
---list, -l::
Show all available formats.
---verbose, -v::
Report progress to stderr.
diff --git a/Documentation/git-blame.txt b/Documentation/git-blame.txt
index 7900f33..8f4fb46 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-blame.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-blame.txt
@@ -52,12 +52,14 @@ include::blame-options.txt[]
a certain threshold for git-blame to consider those lines
of code to have been moved.
--f, --show-name::
Show filename in the original commit. By default
filename is shown if there is any line that came from a
file with different name, due to rename detection.
--n, --show-number::
Show line number in the original commit (Default: off).
diff --git a/Documentation/git-branch.txt b/Documentation/git-branch.txt
index a70fa76..0fd5808 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-branch.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-branch.txt
@@ -95,7 +95,8 @@ OPTIONS
List both remote-tracking branches and local branches.
--v, --verbose::
Show sha1 and commit subject line for each head.
diff --git a/Documentation/git-checkout-index.txt b/Documentation/git-checkout-index.txt
index a8cad9c..676203b 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-checkout-index.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-checkout-index.txt
@@ -22,21 +22,26 @@ Will copy all files listed from the index to the working directory
update stat information for the checked out entries in
the index file.
be quiet if files exist or are not in the index
forces overwrite of existing files
checks out all files in the index. Cannot be used
together with explicit filenames.
Don't checkout new files, only refresh files already checked
diff --git a/Documentation/git-checkout.txt b/Documentation/git-checkout.txt
index a5bf9d6..3ad9760 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-checkout.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-checkout.txt
@@ -47,7 +47,8 @@ OPTIONS
by linkgit:git-check-ref-format[1]. Some of these checks
may restrict the characters allowed in a branch name.
--t, --track::
When creating a new branch, set up configuration so that git-pull
will automatically retrieve data from the start point, which must be
a branch. Use this if you always pull from the same upstream branch
diff --git a/Documentation/git-cherry-pick.txt b/Documentation/git-cherry-pick.txt
index 3762272..5ac9cfb 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-cherry-pick.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-cherry-pick.txt
@@ -22,7 +22,8 @@ OPTIONS
For a more complete list of ways to spell commits, see
"SPECIFYING REVISIONS" section in linkgit:git-rev-parse[1].
With this option, `git-cherry-pick` will let you edit the commit
message prior to committing.
@@ -44,14 +45,16 @@ OPTIONS
described above, and `-r` was to disable it. Now the
default is not to do `-x` so this option is a no-op.
--m parent-number|--mainline parent-number::
+-m parent-number::
+--mainline parent-number::
Usually you cannot cherry-pick a merge because you do not know which
side of the merge should be considered the mainline. This
option specifies the parent number (starting from 1) of
the mainline and allows cherry-pick to replay the change
relative to the specified parent.
Usually the command automatically creates a commit with
a commit log message stating which commit was
cherry-picked. This flag applies the change necessary
@@ -64,7 +67,8 @@ OPTIONS
This is useful when cherry-picking more than one commits'
effect to your working tree in a row.
Add Signed-off-by line at the end of the commit message.
diff --git a/Documentation/git-commit.txt b/Documentation/git-commit.txt
index af52728..7e8b4ff 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-commit.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-commit.txt
@@ -52,21 +52,25 @@ that, you can recover from it with linkgit:git-reset[1].
Tell the command to automatically stage files that have
been modified and deleted, but new files you have not
told git about are not affected.
--C <commit>|--reuse-message=<commit>::
+-C <commit>::
Take an existing commit object, and reuse the log message
and the authorship information (including the timestamp)
when creating the commit.
--c <commit>|--reedit-message=<commit>::
+-c <commit>::
Like '-C', but with '-c' the editor is invoked, so that
the user can further edit the commit message.
--F <file>|--file=<file>::
+-F <file>::
Take the commit message from the given file. Use '-' to
read the message from the standard input.
@@ -74,20 +78,24 @@ OPTIONS
Override the author name used in the commit. Use
`A U Thor <>` format.
--m <msg>|--message=<msg>::
+-m <msg>::
Use the given <msg> as the commit message.
--t <file>|--template=<file>::
+-t <file>::
Use the contents of the given file as the initial version
of the commit message. The editor is invoked and you can
make subsequent changes. If a message is specified using
the `-m` or `-F` options, this option has no effect. This
overrides the `commit.template` configuration variable.
Add Signed-off-by line at the end of the commit message.
This option bypasses the pre-commit and commit-msg hooks.
See also linkgit:githooks[5][hooks].
@@ -107,7 +115,8 @@ OPTIONS
'whitespace' removes just leading/trailing whitespace lines
and 'strip' removes both whitespace and commentary.
The message taken from file with `-F`, command line with
`-m`, and from file with `-C` are usually used as the
commit log message unmodified. This option lets you
@@ -134,13 +143,15 @@ It is a rough equivalent for:
but can be used to amend a merge commit.
Before making a commit out of staged contents so far,
stage the contents of paths given on the command line
as well. This is usually not what you want unless you
are concluding a conflicted merge.
Make a commit only from the paths specified on the
command line, disregarding any contents that have been
staged so far. This is the default mode of operation of
@@ -151,20 +162,23 @@ but can be used to amend a merge commit.
the last commit without committing changes that have
already been staged.
Show all untracked files, also those in uninteresting
directories, in the "Untracked files:" section of commit
message template. Without this option only its name and
a trailing slash are displayed for each untracked
Show unified diff between the HEAD commit and what
would be committed at the bottom of the commit message
template. Note that this diff output doesn't have its
lines prefixed with '#'.
Suppress commit summary message.
diff --git a/Documentation/git-config.txt b/Documentation/git-config.txt
index 84b754f..c90421e 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-config.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-config.txt
@@ -101,7 +101,8 @@ rather than from all available files.
See also <<FILES>>.
--f config-file, --file config-file::
+-f config-file::
+--file config-file::
Use the given config file instead of the one specified by GIT_CONFIG.
@@ -116,7 +117,8 @@ See also <<FILES>>.
Remove all lines matching the key from config file.
--l, --list::
List all variables set in config file.
@@ -128,7 +130,8 @@ See also <<FILES>>.
in the config file will cause the value to be multiplied
by 1024, 1048576, or 1073741824 prior to output.
--z, --null::
For all options that output values and/or keys, always
end values with the null character (instead of a
newline). Use newline instead as a delimiter between
diff --git a/Documentation/git-cvsserver.txt b/Documentation/git-cvsserver.txt
index b772113..3310ae2 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-cvsserver.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-cvsserver.txt
@@ -41,10 +41,13 @@ Don't allow recursing into subdirectories
Don't check for `gitcvs.enabled` in config. You also have to specify a list
of allowed directories (see below) if you want to use this option.
---version, -V::
Print version information and exit
---help, -h, -H::
Print usage information and exit
diff --git a/Documentation/git-daemon.txt b/Documentation/git-daemon.txt
index 3fb71d6..344f24e 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-daemon.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-daemon.txt
@@ -103,7 +103,8 @@ OPTIONS
Log to syslog instead of stderr. Note that this option does not imply
--verbose, thus by default only error conditions will be logged.
---user-path, --user-path=path::
Allow ~user notation to be used in requests. When
specified with no parameter, requests to
git://host/~alice/foo is taken as a request to access
@@ -127,7 +128,8 @@ OPTIONS
Save the process id in 'file'. Ignored when the daemon
is run under `--inetd`.
---user=user, --group=group::
Change daemon's uid and gid before entering the service loop.
When only `--user` is given without `--group`, the
primary group ID for the user is used. The values of
@@ -138,14 +140,16 @@ Giving these options is an error when used with `--inetd`; use
the facility of inet daemon to achieve the same before spawning
`git-daemon` if needed.
---enable=service, --disable=service::
Enable/disable the service site-wide per default. Note
that a service disabled site-wide can still be enabled
per repository if it is marked overridable and the
repository enables the service with an configuration
---allow-override=service, --forbid-override=service::
Allow/forbid overriding the site-wide default with per
repository configuration. By default, all the services
are overridable.
diff --git a/Documentation/git-diff-files.txt b/Documentation/git-diff-files.txt
index ed9bd75..8a64869 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-diff-files.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-diff-files.txt
@@ -30,7 +30,8 @@ The default is to diff against our branch (-2) and the
cleanly resolved paths. The option -0 can be given to
omit diff output for unmerged entries and just show "Unmerged".
This compares stage 2 (our branch), stage 3 (their
branch) and the working tree file and outputs a combined
diff, similar to the way 'diff-tree' shows a merge
diff --git a/Documentation/git-fetch-pack.txt b/Documentation/git-fetch-pack.txt
index 6ee3dcc..282fcaf 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-fetch-pack.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-fetch-pack.txt
@@ -28,30 +28,32 @@ have a common ancestor commit.
Fetch all remote refs.
-\--quiet, \-q::
Pass '-q' flag to 'git-unpack-objects'; this makes the
cloning process less verbose.
-\--keep, \-k::
Do not invoke 'git-unpack-objects' on received data, but
create a single packfile out of it instead, and store it
in the object database. If provided twice then the pack is
locked against repacking.
Spend extra cycles to minimize the number of objects to be sent.
Use it on slower connection.
If the remote side supports it, annotated tags objects will
be downloaded on the same connection as the other objects if
the object the tag references is downloaded. The caller must
otherwise determine the tags this option made available.
Use this to specify the path to 'git-upload-pack' on the
remote side, if is not found on your $PATH.
Installations of sshd ignores the user's environment
@@ -63,16 +65,16 @@ OPTIONS
shells by having a lean .bashrc file (they set most of
the things up in .bash_profile).
Same as \--upload-pack=<git-upload-pack>.
Limit fetching to ancestor-chains not longer than n.
Do not show the progress.
Run verbosely.
diff --git a/Documentation/git-filter-branch.txt b/Documentation/git-filter-branch.txt
index 4406068..ea77f1f 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-filter-branch.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-filter-branch.txt
@@ -161,7 +161,8 @@ to other tags will be rewritten to point to the underlying commit.
does this in the '.git-rewrite/' directory but you can override
that choice by this parameter.
`git filter-branch` refuses to start with an existing temporary
directory or when there are already refs starting with
'refs/original/', unless forced.
diff --git a/Documentation/git-fmt-merge-msg.txt b/Documentation/git-fmt-merge-msg.txt
index 328cc54..2a7cfb9 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-fmt-merge-msg.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-fmt-merge-msg.txt
@@ -33,11 +33,13 @@ OPTIONS
Do not list one-line descriptions from the actual commits being
Synonyms to --log and --no-log; these are deprecated and will be
removed in the future.
---file <file>, -F <file>::
+-F <file>::
+--file <file>::
Take the list of merged objects from <file> instead of
diff --git a/Documentation/git-for-each-ref.txt b/Documentation/git-for-each-ref.txt
index 6325ff9..b347bfb 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-for-each-ref.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-for-each-ref.txt
@@ -53,7 +53,10 @@ OPTIONS
literally, in the latter case matching completely or from the
beginning up to a slash.
---shell, --perl, --python, --tcl::
If given, strings that substitute `%(fieldname)`
placeholders are quoted as string literals suitable for
the specified host language. This is meant to produce
diff --git a/Documentation/git-format-patch.txt b/Documentation/git-format-patch.txt
index cdee642..4dafa39 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-format-patch.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-format-patch.txt
@@ -74,14 +74,17 @@ include::diff-options.txt[]
Limits the number of patches to prepare.
--o|--output-directory <dir>::
+-o <dir>::
+--output-directory <dir>::
Use <dir> to store the resulting files, instead of the
current working directory.
Name output in '[PATCH n/m]' format.
Name output in '[PATCH]' format.
--start-number <n>::
@@ -92,11 +95,13 @@ include::diff-options.txt[]
without the default first line of the commit appended.
Mutually exclusive with the --stdout option.
Do not strip/add '[PATCH]' from the first line of the
commit log message.
Add `Signed-off-by:` line to the commit message, using
the committer identity of yourself.
diff --git a/Documentation/git-grep.txt b/Documentation/git-grep.txt
index 13b9cf7..1b646b7 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-grep.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-grep.txt
@@ -33,25 +33,30 @@ OPTIONS
Instead of searching in the working tree files, check
the blobs registered in the index file.
--a | --text::
Process binary files as if they were text.
--i | --ignore-case::
Ignore case differences between the patterns and the
Don't match the pattern in binary files.
--w | --word-regexp::
Match the pattern only at word boundary (either begin at the
beginning of a line, or preceded by a non-word character; end at
the end of a line or followed by a non-word character).
--v | --invert-match::
Select non-matching lines.
--h | -H::
By default, the command shows the filename for each
match. `-h` option is used to suppress this output.
`-H` is there for completeness and does not do anything
@@ -64,24 +69,33 @@ OPTIONS
option forces paths to be output relative to the project
top directory.
--E | --extended-regexp | -G | --basic-regexp::
Use POSIX extended/basic regexp for patterns. Default
is to use basic regexp.
--F | --fixed-strings::
Use fixed strings for patterns (don't interpret pattern
as a regex).
Prefix the line number to matching lines.
--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 compatibility with git-diff, --name-only is a
synonym for --files-with-matches.
--c | --count::
Instead of showing every matched line, show the number of
lines that match.
@@ -103,7 +117,10 @@ OPTIONS
scripts passing user input to grep. Multiple patterns are
combined by 'or'.
---and | --or | --not | ( | )::
+( ... )::
Specify how multiple patterns are combined using Boolean
expressions. `--or` is the default operator. `--and` has
higher precedence than `--or`. `-e` has to be used for all
diff --git a/Documentation/git-help.txt b/Documentation/git-help.txt
index 8994c6d..faecd6b 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-help.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-help.txt
@@ -28,15 +28,18 @@ former is internally converted into the latter.
Prints all the available commands on the standard output. This
option supersedes any other option.
Display manual page for the command in the 'info' format. The
'info' program will be used for that purpose.
Display manual page for the command in the 'man' format. This
option may be used to override a value set in the
'help.format' configuration variable.
@@ -45,7 +48,8 @@ By default the 'man' program will be used to display the manual page,
but the 'man.viewer' configuration variable may be used to choose
other display programs (see below).
Display manual page for the command in the 'web' (HTML)
format. A web browser will be used for that purpose.
diff --git a/Documentation/git-http-push.txt b/Documentation/git-http-push.txt
index 143291d..8d32a92 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-http-push.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-http-push.txt
@@ -40,7 +40,8 @@ OPTIONS
Report the list of objects being walked locally and the
list of objects successfully sent to the remote repository.
--d, -D::
Remove <ref> from remote repository. The specified branch
cannot be the remote HEAD. If -d is specified the following
other conditions must also be met:
diff --git a/Documentation/git-init.txt b/Documentation/git-init.txt
index c48b615..792643c 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-init.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-init.txt
@@ -16,7 +16,8 @@ OPTIONS
--q, \--quiet::
Only print error and warning messages, all other output will be suppressed.
diff --git a/Documentation/git-instaweb.txt b/Documentation/git-instaweb.txt
index 11e6a81..7da5b8d 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-instaweb.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-instaweb.txt
@@ -20,24 +20,29 @@ repository.
Only bind the web server to the local IP (
The HTTP daemon command-line that will be executed.
Command-line options may be specified here, and the
configuration file will be added at the end of the command-line.
Currently lighttpd, apache2 and webrick are supported.
(Default: lighttpd)
The module path (only needed if httpd is Apache).
(Default: /usr/lib/apache2/modules)
The port number to bind the httpd to. (Default: 1234)
The web browser that should be used to view the gitweb
page. This will be passed to the 'git-web--browse' helper
script along with the URL of the gitweb instance. See
diff --git a/Documentation/git-ls-files.txt b/Documentation/git-ls-files.txt
index 1b0b212..560594e 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-ls-files.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-ls-files.txt
@@ -30,23 +30,29 @@ shown:
Show cached files in the output (default)
Show deleted files in the output
Show modified files in the output
Show other files in the output
Show ignored files in the output.
Note that this also reverses any exclude list present.
Show stage files in the output
@@ -56,10 +62,12 @@ OPTIONS
Do not list empty directories. Has no effect without --directory.
Show unmerged files in the output (forces --stage)
Show files on the filesystem that need to be removed due
to file/directory conflicts for checkout-index to
@@ -67,11 +75,13 @@ OPTIONS
\0 line termination on output.
+-x <pattern>::
Skips files matching pattern.
Note that pattern is a shell wildcard pattern.
+-X <file>::
exclude patterns are read from <file>; 1 per line.
diff --git a/Documentation/git-ls-remote.txt b/Documentation/git-ls-remote.txt
index 8ad7a94..f92f3ca 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-ls-remote.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-ls-remote.txt
@@ -20,13 +20,17 @@ commit IDs.
--h|--heads, -t|--tags::
Limit to only refs/heads and refs/tags, respectively.
These options are _not_ mutually exclusive; when given
both, references stored in refs/heads and refs/tags are
--u <exec>, --upload-pack=<exec>::
+-u <exec>::
Specify the full path of linkgit:git-upload-pack[1] on the remote
host. This allows listing references from repositories accessed via
SSH and where the SSH daemon does not use the PATH configured by the
diff --git a/Documentation/git-mv.txt b/Documentation/git-mv.txt
index fb485de..3391906 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-mv.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-mv.txt
@@ -34,7 +34,8 @@ OPTIONS
condition. An error happens when a source is neither existing nor
controlled by GIT, or when it would overwrite an existing
file unless '-f' is given.
--n, \--dry-run::
Do nothing; only show what would happen
diff --git a/Documentation/git-pack-objects.txt b/Documentation/git-pack-objects.txt
index d5a87ef..f4d8d68 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-pack-objects.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-pack-objects.txt
@@ -79,7 +79,8 @@ base-name::
reference was included in the resulting packfile. This
can be useful to send new tags to native git clients.
---window=[N], --depth=[N]::
These two options affect how the objects contained in
the pack are stored using delta compression. The
objects are first internally sorted by type, size and
diff --git a/Documentation/git-pack-refs.txt b/Documentation/git-pack-refs.txt
index fa48681..c071846 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-pack-refs.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-pack-refs.txt
@@ -42,7 +42,7 @@ unpacked.
The command by default packs all tags and refs that are already
packed, and leaves other refs
@@ -51,7 +51,7 @@ developed and packing their tips does not help performance.
This option causes branch tips to be packed as well. Useful for
a repository with many branches of historical interests.
The command usually removes loose refs under `$GIT_DIR/refs`
hierarchy after packing them. This option tells it not to.
diff --git a/Documentation/git-peek-remote.txt b/Documentation/git-peek-remote.txt
index 56be1b6..ffbf93a 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-peek-remote.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-peek-remote.txt
@@ -16,7 +16,7 @@ This command is deprecated; use `git-ls-remote` instead.
Use this to specify the path to 'git-upload-pack' on the
remote side, if it is not found on your $PATH. Some
installations of sshd ignores the user's environment
diff --git a/Documentation/git-prune.txt b/Documentation/git-prune.txt
index 7283d07..ec335d6 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-prune.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-prune.txt
@@ -37,7 +37,7 @@ OPTIONS
Do not interpret any more arguments as options.
-\--expire <time>::
+--expire <time>::
Only expire loose objects older than <time>.
diff --git a/Documentation/git-pull.txt b/Documentation/git-pull.txt
index 5c522ce..5f55f64 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-pull.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-pull.txt
@@ -30,7 +30,7 @@ include::merge-options.txt[]
:git-pull: 1
Instead of a merge, perform a rebase after fetching. If
there is a remote ref for the upstream branch, and this branch
was rebased since last fetched, the rebase uses that information
@@ -43,8 +43,8 @@ It rewrites history, which does not bode well when you
published that history already. Do *not* use this option
unless you have read linkgit:git-rebase[1] carefully.
- Override earlier \--rebase.
+ Override earlier --rebase.
diff --git a/Documentation/git-push.txt b/Documentation/git-push.txt
index 9d8c379..89e0049 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-push.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-push.txt
@@ -61,11 +61,11 @@ already exists on the remote side. This is the default operation mode
if no explicit refspec is found (that is neither on the command line
nor in any Push line of the corresponding remotes file---see below).
Instead of naming each ref to push, specifies that all
refs under `$GIT_DIR/refs/heads/` be pushed.
Instead of naming each ref to push, specifies that all
refs under `$GIT_DIR/refs/heads/` and `$GIT_DIR/refs/tags/`
be mirrored to the remote repository. Newly created local
@@ -75,39 +75,42 @@ nor in any Push line of the corresponding remotes file---see below).
if the configuration option `remote.<remote>.mirror` is
Do everything except actually send the updates.
All refs under `$GIT_DIR/refs/tags` are pushed, in
addition to refspecs explicitly listed on the command
Path to the 'git-receive-pack' program on the remote
end. Sometimes useful when pushing to a remote
repository over ssh, and you do not have the program in
a directory on the default $PATH.
Same as \--receive-pack=<git-receive-pack>.
--f, \--force::
Usually, the command refuses to update a remote ref that is
not an ancestor of the local ref used to overwrite it.
This flag disables the check. This can cause the
remote repository to lose commits; use it with care.
When no repository is specified the command defaults to
"origin"; this overrides it.
-\--thin, \--no-thin::
These options are passed to `git-send-pack`. Thin
transfer spends extra cycles to minimize the number of
objects to be sent and meant to be used on slower connection.
--v, \--verbose::
Run verbosely.
diff --git a/Documentation/git-rebase.txt b/Documentation/git-rebase.txt
index cc48bee..7166414 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-rebase.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-rebase.txt
@@ -213,19 +213,22 @@ OPTIONS
Restart the rebasing process by skipping the current patch.
--m, \--merge::
Use merging strategies to rebase. When the recursive (default) merge
strategy is used, this allows rebase to be aware of renames on the
upstream side.
--s <strategy>, \--strategy=<strategy>::
+-s <strategy>::
Use the given merge strategy; can be supplied more than
once to specify them in the order they should be tried.
If there is no `-s` option, a built-in list of strategies
is used instead (`git-merge-recursive` when merging a single
head, `git-merge-octopus` otherwise). This implies --merge.
--v, \--verbose::
Display a diffstat of what changed upstream since the last rebase.
@@ -238,12 +241,14 @@ OPTIONS
This flag is passed to the `git-apply` program
(see linkgit:git-apply[1]) that applies the patch.
--i, \--interactive::
Make a list of the commits which are about to be rebased. Let the
user edit that list before rebasing. This mode can also be used to
split commits (see SPLITTING COMMITS below).
--p, \--preserve-merges::
Instead of ignoring merges, try to recreate them. This option
only works in interactive mode.
diff --git a/Documentation/git-repack.txt b/Documentation/git-repack.txt
index 793dcca..04d6f1f 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-repack.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-repack.txt
@@ -73,7 +73,8 @@ OPTIONS
this repository (or a direct copy of it)
over HTTP or FTP. See gitlink:git-update-server-info[1].
---window=[N], --depth=[N]::
These two options affect how the objects contained in the pack are
stored using delta compression. The objects are first internally
sorted by type, size and optionally names and compared against the
diff --git a/Documentation/git-rev-parse.txt b/Documentation/git-rev-parse.txt
index a0ef1fd..9e273bc 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-rev-parse.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-rev-parse.txt
@@ -52,7 +52,8 @@ OPTIONS
The parameter given must be usable as a single, valid
object name. Otherwise barf and abort.
--q, --quiet::
Only meaningful in `--verify` mode. Do not output an error
message if the first argument is not a valid object name;
instead exit with non-zero status silently.
@@ -119,16 +120,19 @@ OPTIONS
When the repository is bare print "true", otherwise "false".
---short, --short=number::
Instead of outputting the full SHA1 values of object names try to
abbreviate them to a shorter unique name. When no length is specified
7 is used. The minimum length is 4.
---since=datestring, --after=datestring::
Parses the date string, and outputs corresponding
--max-age= parameter for git-rev-list command.
---until=datestring, --before=datestring::
Parses the date string, and outputs corresponding
--min-age= parameter for git-rev-list command.
diff --git a/Documentation/git-revert.txt b/Documentation/git-revert.txt
index 5e6adfc..5b49b81 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-revert.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-revert.txt
@@ -22,12 +22,14 @@ OPTIONS
For a more complete list of ways to spell commit names, see
"SPECIFYING REVISIONS" section in linkgit:git-rev-parse[1].
With this option, `git-revert` will let you edit the commit
message prior to committing the revert. This is the default if
you run the command from a terminal.
--m parent-number|--mainline parent-number::
+-m parent-number::
+--mainline parent-number::
Usually you cannot revert a merge because you do not know which
side of the merge should be considered the mainline. This
option specifies the parent number (starting from 1) of
@@ -38,7 +40,8 @@ OPTIONS
With this option, `git-revert` will not start the commit
message editor.
Usually the command automatically creates a commit with
a commit log message stating which commit was reverted.
This flag applies the change necessary to revert the
@@ -51,7 +54,8 @@ OPTIONS
This is useful when reverting more than one commits'
effect to your working tree in a row.
Add Signed-off-by line at the end of the commit message.
diff --git a/Documentation/git-rm.txt b/Documentation/git-rm.txt
index da3fe59..d88554b 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-rm.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-rm.txt
@@ -38,7 +38,8 @@ OPTIONS
Override the up-to-date check.
--n, \--dry-run::
Don't actually remove any file(s). Instead, just show
if they exist in the index and would otherwise be removed
by the command.
@@ -52,15 +53,16 @@ OPTIONS
the list of files, (useful when filenames might be mistaken
for command-line options).
Use this option to unstage and remove paths only from the index.
Working tree files, whether modified or not, will be
left alone.
Exit with a zero status even if no files matched.
--q, \--quiet::
git-rm normally outputs one line (in the form of an "rm" command)
for each file removed. This option suppresses that output.
diff --git a/Documentation/git-send-email.txt b/Documentation/git-send-email.txt
index a295837..251d661 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-send-email.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-send-email.txt
@@ -40,7 +40,8 @@ The --cc option must be repeated for each user you want on the cc list.
Output of this command must be single email address per line.
Default is the value of 'sendemail.cccmd' configuration value.
---chain-reply-to, --no-chain-reply-to::
If this is set, each email will be sent as a reply to the previous
email sent. If disabled with "--no-chain-reply-to", all emails after
the first will be sent as replies to the first email sent. When using
@@ -65,7 +66,8 @@ The --cc option must be repeated for each user you want on the cc list.
Only necessary if --compose is also set. If --compose
is not set, this will be prompted for.
---signed-off-by-cc, --no-signed-off-by-cc::
If this is set, add emails found in Signed-off-by: or Cc: lines to the
cc list.
Default is the value of 'sendemail.signedoffcc' configuration value;
@@ -141,7 +143,8 @@ user is prompted for a password while the input is masked for privacy.
Only necessary if --compose is also set. If --compose
is not set, this will be prompted for.
---suppress-from, --no-suppress-from::
If this is set, do not add the From: address to the cc: list.
Default is the value of 'sendemail.suppressfrom' configuration value;
if that is unspecified, default to --no-suppress-from.
@@ -157,7 +160,8 @@ user is prompted for a password while the input is masked for privacy.
if that is unspecified, default to 'self' if --suppress-from is
specified, as well as 'sob' if --no-signed-off-cc is specified.
---thread, --no-thread::
If this is set, the In-Reply-To header will be set on each email sent.
If disabled with "--no-thread", no emails will have the In-Reply-To
header set.
diff --git a/Documentation/git-send-pack.txt b/Documentation/git-send-pack.txt
index 850c351..ba2fdae 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-send-pack.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-send-pack.txt
@@ -21,33 +21,33 @@ updates it from the current repository, sending named refs.
Path to the 'git-receive-pack' program on the remote
end. Sometimes useful when pushing to a remote
repository over ssh, and you do not have the program in
a directory on the default $PATH.
Same as \--receive-pack=<git-receive-pack>.
Instead of explicitly specifying which refs to update,
update all heads that locally exist.
Do everything except actually send the updates.
Usually, the command refuses to update a remote ref that
is not an ancestor of the local ref used to overwrite it.
This flag disables the check. What this means is that
the remote repository can lose commits; use it with
Run verbosely.
Spend extra cycles to minimize the number of objects to be sent.
Use it on slower connection.
diff --git a/Documentation/git-shortlog.txt b/Documentation/git-shortlog.txt
index 5079b56..daa64d4 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-shortlog.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-shortlog.txt
@@ -22,17 +22,21 @@ Additionally, "[PATCH]" will be stripped from the commit description.
--h, \--help::
Print a short usage message and exit.
--n, \--numbered::
Sort output according to the number of commits per author instead
of author alphabetic order.
--s, \--summary::
Suppress commit description and provide a commit count summary only.
--e, \--email::
Show the email address of each author.
diff --git a/Documentation/git-show-branch.txt b/Documentation/git-show-branch.txt
index 32595ad..de9e8f8 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-show-branch.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-show-branch.txt
@@ -38,10 +38,12 @@ OPTIONS
branches under $GIT_DIR/refs/heads/topic, giving
`topic/*` would show all of them.
Show the remote-tracking branches.
Show both remote-tracking branches and local branches.
diff --git a/Documentation/git-show-ref.txt b/Documentation/git-show-ref.txt
index a85332c..6b99529 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-show-ref.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-show-ref.txt
@@ -29,22 +29,26 @@ in the `.git` directory.
--h, --head::
Show the HEAD reference.
---tags, --heads::
Limit to only "refs/heads" and "refs/tags", respectively. These
options are not mutually exclusive; when given both, references stored
in "refs/heads" and "refs/tags" are displayed.
--d, --dereference::
Dereference tags into object IDs as well. They will be shown with "^{}"
--s, --hash::
Only show the SHA1 hash, not the reference name. When also using
--dereference the dereferenced tag will still be shown after the SHA1.
@@ -55,17 +59,20 @@ OPTIONS
Aside from returning an error code of 1, it will also print an error
message if '--quiet' was not specified.
---abbrev, --abbrev=len::
Abbreviate the object name. When using `--hash`, you do
not have to say `--hash --abbrev`; `--hash=len` would do.
--q, --quiet::
Do not print any results to stdout. When combined with '--verify' this
can be used to silently check if a reference exists.
---exclude-existing, --exclude-existing=pattern::
Make git-show-ref act as a filter that reads refs from stdin of the
form "^(?:<anything>\s)?<refname>(?:\^\{\})?$" and performs the
diff --git a/Documentation/git-stripspace.txt b/Documentation/git-stripspace.txt
index 4883834..8421a39 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-stripspace.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-stripspace.txt
@@ -16,7 +16,8 @@ Remove multiple empty lines, and empty lines at beginning and end.
In addition to empty lines, also strip lines starting with '#'.
diff --git a/Documentation/git-submodule.txt b/Documentation/git-submodule.txt
index 139206f..441ae14 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-submodule.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-submodule.txt
@@ -61,10 +61,12 @@ summary::
--q, --quiet::
Only print error messages.
--b, --branch::
Branch of repository to add as submodule.
@@ -72,7 +74,8 @@ OPTIONS
commands typically use the commit found in the submodule HEAD, but
with this option, the commit stored in the index is used instead.
--n, --summary-limit::
This option is only valid for the summary command.
Limit the summary size (number of commits shown in total).
Giving 0 will disable the summary; a negative number means unlimited
diff --git a/Documentation/git-symbolic-ref.txt b/Documentation/git-symbolic-ref.txt
index e9b996b..3d3a059 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-symbolic-ref.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-symbolic-ref.txt
@@ -26,7 +26,8 @@ a regular file whose contents is `ref: refs/heads/master`.
--q, --quiet::
Do not issue an error message if the <name> is not a
symbolic ref but a detached HEAD; instead exit with
non-zero status silently.
diff --git a/Documentation/git-update-index.txt b/Documentation/git-update-index.txt
index c703365..bbb0a6a 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-update-index.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-update-index.txt
@@ -76,7 +76,8 @@ OPTIONS
Set the execute permissions on the updated files.
---assume-unchanged, --no-assume-unchanged::
When these flags are specified, the object name recorded
for the paths are not updated. Instead, these options
sets and unsets the "assume unchanged" bit for the
@@ -88,7 +89,8 @@ OPTIONS
filesystem that has very slow lstat(2) system call
(e.g. cifs).
---again, -g::
Runs `git-update-index` itself on the paths whose index
entries are different from those from the `HEAD` commit.
diff --git a/Documentation/git-update-server-info.txt b/Documentation/git-update-server-info.txt
index aa1ee67..d21be41 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-update-server-info.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-update-server-info.txt
@@ -22,7 +22,8 @@ generates such auxiliary files.
Update the info files from scratch.
diff --git a/Documentation/git-upload-pack.txt b/Documentation/git-upload-pack.txt
index 521da5b..bac465e 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-upload-pack.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-upload-pack.txt
@@ -24,10 +24,10 @@ repository. For push operations, see 'git-send-pack'.
Do not try <directory>/.git/ if <directory> is no git directory.
Interrupt transfer after <n> seconds of inactivity.
diff --git a/Documentation/git-web--browse.txt b/Documentation/git-web--browse.txt
index f8d5fb1..e80a7c1 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-web--browse.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-web--browse.txt
@@ -31,14 +31,17 @@ Custom commands may also be specified.
--b BROWSER|--browser=BROWSER::
Use the specified BROWSER. It must be in the list of supported
--t BROWSER|--tool=BROWSER::
Same as above.
--c CONF.VAR|--config=CONF.VAR::
+-c CONF.VAR::
CONF.VAR is looked up in the git config files. If it's set,
then its value specify the browser that should be used.
diff --git a/Documentation/git.txt b/Documentation/git.txt
index cf67110..ee96774 100644
--- a/Documentation/git.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git.txt
@@ -138,7 +138,8 @@ help ...'.
environment variable. If no path is given 'git' will print
the current setting and then exit.
Pipe all output into 'less' (or if set, $PAGER).
diff --git a/Documentation/gitk.txt b/Documentation/gitk.txt
index 14bcf91..f843f39 100644
--- a/Documentation/gitk.txt
+++ b/Documentation/gitk.txt
@@ -25,7 +25,8 @@ To control which revisions to shown, the command takes options applicable to
the linkgit:git-rev-list[1] command. This manual page describes only the most
frequently used options.
--n <number>, --max-count=<number>::
+-n <number>::
Limits the number of commits to show.
diff --git a/Documentation/merge-options.txt b/Documentation/merge-options.txt
index f37a776..ffbc6e9 100644
--- a/Documentation/merge-options.txt
+++ b/Documentation/merge-options.txt
@@ -2,10 +2,12 @@
Show a diffstat at the end of the merge. The diffstat is also
controlled by the configuration option merge.stat.
--n, \--no-stat::
Do not show diffstat at the end of the merge.
---summary, \--no-summary::
Synonyms to --stat and --no-stat; these are deprecated and will be
removed in the future.
@@ -49,7 +51,8 @@
a fast-forward, only update the branch pointer. This is
the default behavior of git-merge.
--s <strategy>, \--strategy=<strategy>::
+-s <strategy>::
Use the given merge strategy; can be supplied more than
once to specify them in the order they should be tried.
If there is no `-s` option, a built-in list of strategies
diff --git a/Documentation/rev-list-options.txt b/Documentation/rev-list-options.txt
index 05d5abe..37dd1d6 100644
--- a/Documentation/rev-list-options.txt
+++ b/Documentation/rev-list-options.txt
@@ -129,7 +129,8 @@ limiting may be applied.
--n 'number', --max-count='number'::
+-n 'number'::
Limit the number of commits output.
@@ -137,21 +138,25 @@ limiting may be applied.
Skip 'number' commits before starting to show the commit output.
---since='date', --after='date'::
Show commits more recent than a specific date.
---until='date', --before='date'::
Show commits older than a specific date.
---max-age='timestamp', --min-age='timestamp'::
Limit the commits output to specified time range.
---author='pattern', --committer='pattern'::
Limit the commits output to ones with author/committer
header lines that match the specified pattern (regular expression).
@@ -161,16 +166,19 @@ endif::git-rev-list[]
Limit the commits output to ones with log message that
matches the specified pattern (regular expression).
--i, --regexp-ignore-case::
Match the regexp limiting patterns without regard to letters case.
--E, --extended-regexp::
Consider the limiting patterns to be extended regular expressions
instead of the default basic regular expressions.
--F, --fixed-strings::
Consider the limiting patterns to be fixed strings (don't interpret
pattern as a regular expression).
@@ -239,7 +247,8 @@ from the other branch (for example, "3rd on b" may be cherry-picked
from branch A). With this option, such pairs of commits are
excluded from the output.
--g, --walk-reflogs::
Instead of walking the commit ancestry chain, walk
reflog entries from the most recent one to older ones.
@@ -268,7 +277,8 @@ See also linkgit:git-reflog[1].
Output uninteresting commits at the boundary, which are usually
not shown.
---dense, --sparse::
When optional paths are given, the default behaviour ('--dense') is to
only output commits that changes at least one of them, and also ignore