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authorAnn T Ropea <>2017-12-06 00:20:42 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2017-12-06 15:32:40 (GMT)
commitca69d4d5b14245c9ba4535212c4f4a0621e78ffa (patch)
tree66a56fe0f738068bcfd6c63c8ce6d89cde27b225 /Documentation
parenta2cd709de314a7bfa038e14fd36f1d21077b4173 (diff)
checkout: describe_detached_head: remove ellipsis after committish
We do not want an ellipsis displayed following an (abbreviated) SHA-1 value. The days when this was necessary to indicate the truncation to lower-level Git commands and/or the user are bygone. However, to ease the transition, the ellipsis will still be printed if the user sets the environment variable GIT_PRINT_SHA1_ELLIPSIS to "yes". Correct documentation with respect to what describe_detached_head prints when GIT_PRINT_SHA1_ELLIPSIS is not set as indicated above. Add tests for the old and new behaviour. Signed-off-by: Ann T Ropea <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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diff --git a/Documentation/user-manual.txt b/Documentation/user-manual.txt
index 497e82e..eff7890 100644
--- a/Documentation/user-manual.txt
+++ b/Documentation/user-manual.txt
@@ -319,7 +319,7 @@ do so (now or later) by using -b with the checkout command again. Example:
git checkout -b new_branch_name
-HEAD is now at 427abfa... Linux v2.6.17
+HEAD is now at 427abfa Linux v2.6.17
The HEAD then refers to the SHA-1 of the commit instead of to a branch,