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authorElijah Newren <newren@gmail.com>2021-07-22 05:04:49 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>2021-07-22 18:54:30 (GMT)
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pull: update docs & code for option compatibility with rebasing
git-pull.txt includes merge-options.txt, which is written assuming merges will happen. git-pull has allowed rebases for many years; update the documentation to reflect that. While at it, pass any `--signoff` flag through to the rebase backend too so that we don't have to document it as merge-specific. Rebase has supported the --signoff flag for years now as well. Signed-off-by: Elijah Newren <newren@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
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-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-merge.txt2
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-pull.txt9
-rw-r--r--Documentation/merge-options.txt40
3 files changed, 46 insertions, 5 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/git-merge.txt b/Documentation/git-merge.txt
index 3819fad..e4f3352 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-merge.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-merge.txt
@@ -61,6 +61,8 @@ merge has resulted in conflicts.
OPTIONS
-------
+:git-merge: 1
+
include::merge-options.txt[]
-m <msg>::
diff --git a/Documentation/git-pull.txt b/Documentation/git-pull.txt
index cad3f6b..077961d 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-pull.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-pull.txt
@@ -19,13 +19,12 @@ Incorporates changes from a remote repository into the current branch.
If the current branch is behind the remote, then by default it will
fast-forward the current branch to match the remote. If the current
branch and the remote have diverged, the user needs to specify how to
-reconcile the divergent branches with `--no-ff`, `--ff`, or `--rebase`
-(or the corresponding configuration options in `pull.ff` or
-`pull.rebase`).
+reconcile the divergent branches with `--rebase` or `--no-rebase` (or
+the corresponding configuration option in `pull.rebase`).
More precisely, `git pull` runs `git fetch` with the given parameters
and then depending on configuration options or command line flags,
-will call either `git merge` or `git rebase` to reconcile diverging
+will call either `git rebase` or `git merge` to reconcile diverging
branches.
<repository> should be the name of a remote repository as
@@ -136,7 +135,7 @@ published that history already. Do *not* use this option
unless you have read linkgit:git-rebase[1] carefully.
--no-rebase::
- Override earlier --rebase.
+ This is shorthand for --rebase=false.
Options related to fetching
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
diff --git a/Documentation/merge-options.txt b/Documentation/merge-options.txt
index eb0aabd..907327b 100644
--- a/Documentation/merge-options.txt
+++ b/Documentation/merge-options.txt
@@ -2,6 +2,9 @@
--no-commit::
Perform the merge and commit the result. This option can
be used to override --no-commit.
+ifdef::git-pull[]
+ Only useful when merging.
+endif::git-pull[]
+
With --no-commit perform the merge and stop just before creating
a merge commit, to give the user a chance to inspect and further
@@ -39,6 +42,7 @@ set to `no` at the beginning of them.
to `MERGE_MSG` before being passed on to the commit machinery in the
case of a merge conflict.
+ifdef::git-merge[]
--ff::
--no-ff::
--ff-only::
@@ -47,6 +51,22 @@ set to `no` at the beginning of them.
default unless merging an annotated (and possibly signed) tag
that is not stored in its natural place in the `refs/tags/`
hierarchy, in which case `--no-ff` is assumed.
+endif::git-merge[]
+ifdef::git-pull[]
+--ff-only::
+ Only update to the new history if there is no divergent local
+ history. This is the default when no method for reconciling
+ divergent histories is provided (via the --rebase=* flags).
+
+--ff::
+--no-ff::
+ When merging rather than rebasing, specifies how a merge is
+ handled when the merged-in history is already a descendant of
+ the current history. If merging is requested, `--ff` is the
+ default unless merging an annotated (and possibly signed) tag
+ that is not stored in its natural place in the `refs/tags/`
+ hierarchy, in which case `--no-ff` is assumed.
+endif::git-pull[]
+
With `--ff`, when possible resolve the merge as a fast-forward (only
update the branch pointer to match the merged branch; do not create a
@@ -55,9 +75,11 @@ descendant of the current history), create a merge commit.
+
With `--no-ff`, create a merge commit in all cases, even when the merge
could instead be resolved as a fast-forward.
+ifdef::git-merge[]
+
With `--ff-only`, resolve the merge as a fast-forward when possible.
When not possible, refuse to merge and exit with a non-zero status.
+endif::git-merge[]
-S[<keyid>]::
--gpg-sign[=<keyid>]::
@@ -73,6 +95,9 @@ When not possible, refuse to merge and exit with a non-zero status.
In addition to branch names, populate the log message with
one-line descriptions from at most <n> actual commits that are being
merged. See also linkgit:git-fmt-merge-msg[1].
+ifdef::git-pull[]
+ Only useful when merging.
+endif::git-pull[]
+
With --no-log do not list one-line descriptions from the
actual commits being merged.
@@ -102,10 +127,17 @@ With --no-squash perform the merge and commit the result. This
option can be used to override --squash.
+
With --squash, --commit is not allowed, and will fail.
+ifdef::git-pull[]
++
+Only useful when merging.
+endif::git-pull[]
--no-verify::
This option bypasses the pre-merge and commit-msg hooks.
See also linkgit:githooks[5].
+ifdef::git-pull[]
+ Only useful when merging.
+endif::git-pull[]
-s <strategy>::
--strategy=<strategy>::
@@ -127,6 +159,10 @@ With --squash, --commit is not allowed, and will fail.
default trust model, this means the signing key has been signed by
a trusted key. If the tip commit of the side branch is not signed
with a valid key, the merge is aborted.
+ifdef::git-pull[]
++
+Only useful when merging.
+endif::git-pull[]
--summary::
--no-summary::
@@ -166,3 +202,7 @@ endif::git-pull[]
projects that started their lives independently. As that is
a very rare occasion, no configuration variable to enable
this by default exists and will not be added.
+ifdef::git-pull[]
++
+Only useful when merging.
+endif::git-pull[]