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authorJunio C Hamano <>2011-10-21 23:04:33 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2011-10-21 23:04:33 (GMT)
commitabe277301996d4b30f2c8f48cf92dcf677af783d (patch)
tree49e8332528f8fca9a6ae929c3e8afdff0bd8e53a /Documentation
parent207095063379065f2894c091c8909269a00ed44a (diff)
parentf737632938868adaa0e8f777235e8e15d40ab14c (diff)
Merge branch 'cn/doc-config-bare-subsection'
* cn/doc-config-bare-subsection: Documentation: update [section.subsection] to reflect what git does
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diff --git a/Documentation/config.txt b/Documentation/config.txt
index b30c7e6..9c81fff 100644
--- a/Documentation/config.txt
+++ b/Documentation/config.txt
@@ -45,9 +45,10 @@ lines. Variables may belong directly to a section or to a given subsection.
You can have `[section]` if you have `[section "subsection"]`, but you
don't need to.
-There is also a case insensitive alternative `[section.subsection]` syntax.
-In this syntax, subsection names follow the same restrictions as for section
+There is also a deprecated `[section.subsection]` syntax. With this
+syntax, the subsection name is converted to lower-case and is also
+compared case sensitively. These subsection names follow the same
+restrictions as section names.
All the other lines (and the remainder of the line after the section
header) are recognized as setting variables, in the form