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authorKevin Ballard <>2008-05-30 21:43:40 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2008-06-03 03:36:09 (GMT)
commitc5833f6e1373e4e6a2c31a0cb6cd9050dc395643 (patch)
tree0519f4b16e17e7e728da02c732814fad505e006c /Documentation
parentf70dda250e33dd17f6fdff17d15287391d8b0952 (diff)
Documentation/git-filter-branch.txt: Fix description of --commit-filter
The old description was misleading and logically impossible. It claimed that the ancestors of the original commit would be re-written to have the multiple emitted ids as parents. Not only would this modify existing objects, but it would create a cycle. What this actually does is pass the multiple emitted ids to the newly-created children to use as parents. Signed-off-by: Kevin Ballard <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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diff --git a/Documentation/git-filter-branch.txt b/Documentation/git-filter-branch.txt
index 506c37a..35cb167 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-filter-branch.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-filter-branch.txt
@@ -113,7 +113,7 @@ OPTIONS
stdin. The commit id is expected on stdout.
As a special extension, the commit filter may emit multiple
-commit ids; in that case, ancestors of the original commit will
+commit ids; in that case, the rewritten children of the original commit will
have all of them as parents.
You can use the 'map' convenience function in this filter, and other