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authorJunio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>2010-10-21 23:26:42 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>2010-10-21 23:26:42 (GMT)
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Merge branch 'sn/doc-opt-notation' into maint
* sn/doc-opt-notation: Fix {update,checkout}-index usage strings Put a space between `<' and argument in pack-objects usage string Remove stray quotes in --pretty and --format documentation Use parentheses and `...' where appropriate Fix odd markup in --diff-filter documentation Use angles for placeholders consistently
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation')
-rw-r--r--Documentation/diff-options.txt14
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-am.txt4
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-apply.txt6
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-archive.txt4
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-bundle.txt6
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-checkout-index.txt2
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-commit-tree.txt2
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-daemon.txt48
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-fast-export.txt2
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-fetch.txt2
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-filter-branch.txt2
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-for-each-ref.txt2
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-index-pack.txt4
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-init.txt2
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-ls-files.txt2
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-ls-tree.txt10
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-mailsplit.txt2
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-mergetool.txt2
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-pack-objects.txt16
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-relink.txt2
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-remote.txt2
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-repack.txt12
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-rev-list.txt18
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-rev-parse.txt2
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-shortlog.txt2
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-show-branch.txt2
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-svn.txt2
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-update-index.txt4
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-web--browse.txt16
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git.txt12
-rw-r--r--Documentation/merge-strategies.txt2
-rw-r--r--Documentation/pretty-options.txt4
-rw-r--r--Documentation/rev-list-options.txt18
-rw-r--r--Documentation/user-manual.txt2
34 files changed, 116 insertions, 116 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/diff-options.txt b/Documentation/diff-options.txt
index 4656a97..d723e99 100644
--- a/Documentation/diff-options.txt
+++ b/Documentation/diff-options.txt
@@ -48,9 +48,9 @@ endif::git-format-patch[]
--patience::
Generate a diff using the "patience diff" algorithm.
---stat[=width[,name-width]]::
+--stat[=<width>[,<name-width>]]::
Generate a diffstat. You can override the default
- output width for 80-column terminal by `--stat=width`.
+ output width for 80-column terminal by `--stat=<width>`.
The width of the filename part can be controlled by
giving another width to it separated by a comma.
@@ -66,14 +66,14 @@ endif::git-format-patch[]
number of modified files, as well as number of added and deleted
lines.
---dirstat[=limit]::
+--dirstat[=<limit>]::
Output the distribution of relative amount of changes (number of lines added or
removed) for each sub-directory. Directories with changes below
a cut-off percent (3% by default) are not shown. The cut-off percent
- can be set with `--dirstat=limit`. Changes in a child directory is not
+ can be set with `--dirstat=<limit>`. Changes in a child directory are not
counted for the parent directory, unless `--cumulative` is used.
---dirstat-by-file[=limit]::
+--dirstat-by-file[=<limit>]::
Same as `--dirstat`, but counts changed files instead of lines.
--summary::
@@ -248,13 +248,13 @@ endif::git-log[]
If `n` is specified, it has the same meaning as for `-M<n>`.
ifndef::git-format-patch[]
---diff-filter=[ACDMRTUXB*]::
+--diff-filter=[(A|C|D|M|R|T|U|X|B)...[*]]::
Select only files that are Added (`A`), Copied (`C`),
Deleted (`D`), Modified (`M`), Renamed (`R`), have their
type (i.e. regular file, symlink, submodule, ...) changed (`T`),
are Unmerged (`U`), are
Unknown (`X`), or have had their pairing Broken (`B`).
- Any combination of the filter characters may be used.
+ Any combination of the filter characters (including none) can be used.
When `*` (All-or-none) is added to the combination, all
paths are selected if there is any file that matches
other criteria in the comparison; if there is no file
diff --git a/Documentation/git-am.txt b/Documentation/git-am.txt
index 9e62f87..51297d0 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-am.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-am.txt
@@ -14,7 +14,7 @@ SYNOPSIS
[--ignore-date] [--ignore-space-change | --ignore-whitespace]
[--whitespace=<option>] [-C<n>] [-p<n>] [--directory=<dir>]
[--reject] [-q | --quiet] [--scissors | --no-scissors]
- [<mbox> | <Maildir>...]
+ [(<mbox> | <Maildir>)...]
'git am' (--continue | --skip | --abort)
DESCRIPTION
@@ -25,7 +25,7 @@ current branch.
OPTIONS
-------
-<mbox>|<Maildir>...::
+(<mbox>|<Maildir>)...::
The list of mailbox files to read patches from. If you do not
supply this argument, the command reads from the standard input.
If you supply directories, they will be treated as Maildirs.
diff --git a/Documentation/git-apply.txt b/Documentation/git-apply.txt
index 4a74b23..881652f 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-apply.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-apply.txt
@@ -12,10 +12,10 @@ SYNOPSIS
'git apply' [--stat] [--numstat] [--summary] [--check] [--index]
[--apply] [--no-add] [--build-fake-ancestor=<file>] [-R | --reverse]
[--allow-binary-replacement | --binary] [--reject] [-z]
- [-pNUM] [-CNUM] [--inaccurate-eof] [--recount] [--cached]
+ [-p<n>] [-C<n>] [--inaccurate-eof] [--recount] [--cached]
[--ignore-space-change | --ignore-whitespace ]
- [--whitespace=<nowarn|warn|fix|error|error-all>]
- [--exclude=PATH] [--include=PATH] [--directory=<root>]
+ [--whitespace=(nowarn|warn|fix|error|error-all)]
+ [--exclude=<path>] [--include=<path>] [--directory=<root>]
[--verbose] [<patch>...]
DESCRIPTION
diff --git a/Documentation/git-archive.txt b/Documentation/git-archive.txt
index 8d3e666..4163a1b 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-archive.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-archive.txt
@@ -12,7 +12,7 @@ SYNOPSIS
'git archive' [--format=<fmt>] [--list] [--prefix=<prefix>/] [<extra>]
[-o | --output=<file>] [--worktree-attributes]
[--remote=<repo> [--exec=<git-upload-archive>]] <tree-ish>
- [path...]
+ [<path>...]
DESCRIPTION
-----------
@@ -73,7 +73,7 @@ OPTIONS
<tree-ish>::
The tree or commit to produce an archive for.
-path::
+<path>::
Without an optional path parameter, all files and subdirectories
of the current working directory are included in the archive.
If one or more paths are specified, only these are included.
diff --git a/Documentation/git-bundle.txt b/Documentation/git-bundle.txt
index 38e59af..6266a3a 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-bundle.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-bundle.txt
@@ -11,8 +11,8 @@ SYNOPSIS
[verse]
'git bundle' create <file> <git-rev-list-args>
'git bundle' verify <file>
-'git bundle' list-heads <file> [refname...]
-'git bundle' unbundle <file> [refname...]
+'git bundle' list-heads <file> [<refname>...]
+'git bundle' unbundle <file> [<refname>...]
DESCRIPTION
-----------
@@ -68,7 +68,7 @@ unbundle <file>::
packaged.
-[refname...]::
+[<refname>...]::
A list of references used to limit the references reported as
available. This is principally of use to 'git fetch', which
expects to receive only those references asked for and not
diff --git a/Documentation/git-checkout-index.txt b/Documentation/git-checkout-index.txt
index 62f9ab2..0c0a9c1 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-checkout-index.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-checkout-index.txt
@@ -13,7 +13,7 @@ SYNOPSIS
[--stage=<number>|all]
[--temp]
[-z] [--stdin]
- [--] [<file>]*
+ [--] [<file>...]
DESCRIPTION
-----------
diff --git a/Documentation/git-commit-tree.txt b/Documentation/git-commit-tree.txt
index 349366e..5dcf427 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-commit-tree.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-commit-tree.txt
@@ -8,7 +8,7 @@ git-commit-tree - Create a new commit object
SYNOPSIS
--------
-'git commit-tree' <tree> [-p <parent commit>]* < changelog
+'git commit-tree' <tree> [(-p <parent commit>)...] < changelog
DESCRIPTION
-----------
diff --git a/Documentation/git-daemon.txt b/Documentation/git-daemon.txt
index 01c9f8e..2f0ddf6 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-daemon.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-daemon.txt
@@ -9,15 +9,15 @@ SYNOPSIS
--------
[verse]
'git daemon' [--verbose] [--syslog] [--export-all]
- [--timeout=n] [--init-timeout=n] [--max-connections=n]
- [--strict-paths] [--base-path=path] [--base-path-relaxed]
- [--user-path | --user-path=path]
- [--interpolated-path=pathtemplate]
- [--reuseaddr] [--detach] [--pid-file=file]
- [--enable=service] [--disable=service]
- [--allow-override=service] [--forbid-override=service]
- [--inetd | [--listen=host_or_ipaddr] [--port=n] [--user=user [--group=group]]
- [directory...]
+ [--timeout=<n>] [--init-timeout=<n>] [--max-connections=<n>]
+ [--strict-paths] [--base-path=<path>] [--base-path-relaxed]
+ [--user-path | --user-path=<path>]
+ [--interpolated-path=<pathtemplate>]
+ [--reuseaddr] [--detach] [--pid-file=<file>]
+ [--enable=<service>] [--disable=<service>]
+ [--allow-override=<service>] [--forbid-override=<service>]
+ [--inetd | [--listen=<host_or_ipaddr>] [--port=<n>] [--user=<user> [--group=<group>]]
+ [<directory>...]
DESCRIPTION
-----------
@@ -48,7 +48,7 @@ OPTIONS
'git daemon' will refuse to start when this option is enabled and no
whitelist is specified.
---base-path=path::
+--base-path=<path>::
Remap all the path requests as relative to the given path.
This is sort of "GIT root" - if you run 'git daemon' with
'--base-path=/srv/git' on example.com, then if you later try to pull
@@ -61,7 +61,7 @@ OPTIONS
This is useful for switching to --base-path usage, while still
allowing the old paths.
---interpolated-path=pathtemplate::
+--interpolated-path=<pathtemplate>::
To support virtual hosting, an interpolated path template can be
used to dynamically construct alternate paths. The template
supports %H for the target hostname as supplied by the client but
@@ -80,27 +80,27 @@ OPTIONS
Have the server run as an inetd service. Implies --syslog.
Incompatible with --port, --listen, --user and --group options.
---listen=host_or_ipaddr::
+--listen=<host_or_ipaddr>::
Listen on a specific IP address or hostname. IP addresses can
be either an IPv4 address or an IPv6 address if supported. If IPv6
is not supported, then --listen=hostname is also not supported and
--listen must be given an IPv4 address.
Incompatible with '--inetd' option.
---port=n::
+--port=<n>::
Listen on an alternative port. Incompatible with '--inetd' option.
---init-timeout=n::
+--init-timeout=<n>::
Timeout between the moment the connection is established and the
client request is received (typically a rather low value, since
that should be basically immediate).
---timeout=n::
+--timeout=<n>::
Timeout for specific client sub-requests. This includes the time
it takes for the server to process the sub-request and the time spent
waiting for the next client's request.
---max-connections=n::
+--max-connections=<n>::
Maximum number of concurrent clients, defaults to 32. Set it to
zero for no limit.
@@ -109,7 +109,7 @@ OPTIONS
--verbose, thus by default only error conditions will be logged.
--user-path::
---user-path=path::
+--user-path=<path>::
Allow {tilde}user notation to be used in requests. When
specified with no parameter, requests to
git://host/{tilde}alice/foo is taken as a request to access
@@ -129,12 +129,12 @@ OPTIONS
--detach::
Detach from the shell. Implies --syslog.
---pid-file=file::
+--pid-file=<file>::
Save the process id in 'file'. Ignored when the daemon
is run under `--inetd`.
---user=user::
---group=group::
+--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
@@ -145,16 +145,16 @@ 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=<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 a configuration
item.
---allow-override=service::
---forbid-override=service::
+--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-fast-export.txt b/Documentation/git-fast-export.txt
index fcad113..e05b686 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-fast-export.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-fast-export.txt
@@ -96,7 +96,7 @@ marks the same across runs.
in the commit (as opposed to just listing the files which are
different from the commit's first parent).
-[git-rev-list-args...]::
+[<git-rev-list-args>...]::
A list of arguments, acceptable to 'git rev-parse' and
'git rev-list', that specifies the specific objects and references
to export. For example, `master{tilde}10..master` causes the
diff --git a/Documentation/git-fetch.txt b/Documentation/git-fetch.txt
index 400fe7f..d159e88 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-fetch.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-fetch.txt
@@ -12,7 +12,7 @@ SYNOPSIS
'git fetch' [<options>] <group>
-'git fetch' --multiple [<options>] [<repository> | <group>]...
+'git fetch' --multiple [<options>] [(<repository> | <group>)...]
'git fetch' --all [<options>]
diff --git a/Documentation/git-filter-branch.txt b/Documentation/git-filter-branch.txt
index f51860d..796e748 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-filter-branch.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-filter-branch.txt
@@ -117,7 +117,7 @@ OPTIONS
This is the filter for performing the commit.
If this filter is specified, it will be called instead of the
'git commit-tree' command, with arguments of the form
- "<TREE_ID> [-p <PARENT_COMMIT_ID>]..." and the log message on
+ "<TREE_ID> [(-p <PARENT_COMMIT_ID>)...]" and the log message on
stdin. The commit id is expected on stdout.
+
As a special extension, the commit filter may emit multiple
diff --git a/Documentation/git-for-each-ref.txt b/Documentation/git-for-each-ref.txt
index d66fd9d..fac1cf5 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-for-each-ref.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-for-each-ref.txt
@@ -9,7 +9,7 @@ SYNOPSIS
--------
[verse]
'git for-each-ref' [--count=<count>] [--shell|--perl|--python|--tcl]
- [--sort=<key>]* [--format=<format>] [<pattern>...]
+ [(--sort=<key>)...] [--format=<format>] [<pattern>...]
DESCRIPTION
-----------
diff --git a/Documentation/git-index-pack.txt b/Documentation/git-index-pack.txt
index f3ccc72..c2bb810 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-index-pack.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-index-pack.txt
@@ -59,10 +59,10 @@ OPTIONS
the newly constructed pack and index before refs can be
updated to use objects contained in the pack.
---keep='why'::
+--keep=<msg>::
Like --keep create a .keep file before moving the index into
its final destination, but rather than creating an empty file
- place 'why' followed by an LF into the .keep file. The 'why'
+ place '<msg>' followed by an LF into the .keep file. The '<msg>'
message can later be searched for within all .keep files to
locate any which have outlived their usefulness.
diff --git a/Documentation/git-init.txt b/Documentation/git-init.txt
index 246b07e..00d4a12 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-init.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-init.txt
@@ -31,7 +31,7 @@ current working directory.
Specify the directory from which templates will be used. (See the "TEMPLATE
DIRECTORY" section below.)
---shared[={false|true|umask|group|all|world|everybody|0xxx}]::
+--shared[=(false|true|umask|group|all|world|everybody|0xxx)]::
Specify that the git repository is to be shared amongst several users. This
allows users belonging to the same group to push into that
diff --git a/Documentation/git-ls-files.txt b/Documentation/git-ls-files.txt
index 347f447..86abd13 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-ls-files.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-ls-files.txt
@@ -17,7 +17,7 @@ SYNOPSIS
[--exclude-per-directory=<file>]
[--exclude-standard]
[--error-unmatch] [--with-tree=<tree-ish>]
- [--full-name] [--abbrev] [--] [<file>]*
+ [--full-name] [--abbrev] [--] [<file>...]
DESCRIPTION
-----------
diff --git a/Documentation/git-ls-tree.txt b/Documentation/git-ls-tree.txt
index 1f89d36..76ed625 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-ls-tree.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-ls-tree.txt
@@ -10,8 +10,8 @@ SYNOPSIS
--------
[verse]
'git ls-tree' [-d] [-r] [-t] [-l] [-z]
- [--name-only] [--name-status] [--full-name] [--full-tree] [--abbrev=[<n>]]
- <tree-ish> [paths...]
+ [--name-only] [--name-status] [--full-name] [--full-tree] [--abbrev[=<n>]]
+ <tree-ish> [<path>...]
DESCRIPTION
-----------
@@ -19,11 +19,11 @@ Lists the contents of a given tree object, like what "/bin/ls -a" does
in the current working directory. Note that:
- the behaviour is slightly different from that of "/bin/ls" in that the
- 'paths' denote just a list of patterns to match, e.g. so specifying
+ '<path>' denotes just a list of patterns to match, e.g. so specifying
directory name (without '-r') will behave differently, and order of the
arguments does not matter.
- - the behaviour is similar to that of "/bin/ls" in that the 'paths' is
+ - the behaviour is similar to that of "/bin/ls" in that the '<path>' is
taken as relative to the current working directory. E.g. when you are
in a directory 'sub' that has a directory 'dir', you can run 'git
ls-tree -r HEAD dir' to list the contents of the tree (that is
@@ -72,7 +72,7 @@ OPTIONS
Do not limit the listing to the current working directory.
Implies --full-name.
-paths::
+[<path>...]::
When paths are given, show them (note that this isn't really raw
pathnames, but rather a list of patterns to match). Otherwise
implicitly uses the root level of the tree as the sole path argument.
diff --git a/Documentation/git-mailsplit.txt b/Documentation/git-mailsplit.txt
index a634485..71912a1 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-mailsplit.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-mailsplit.txt
@@ -7,7 +7,7 @@ git-mailsplit - Simple UNIX mbox splitter program
SYNOPSIS
--------
-'git mailsplit' [-b] [-f<nn>] [-d<prec>] [--keep-cr] -o<directory> [--] [<mbox>|<Maildir>...]
+'git mailsplit' [-b] [-f<nn>] [-d<prec>] [--keep-cr] -o<directory> [--] [(<mbox>|<Maildir>)...]
DESCRIPTION
-----------
diff --git a/Documentation/git-mergetool.txt b/Documentation/git-mergetool.txt
index e4ed016..1f75a84 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-mergetool.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-mergetool.txt
@@ -7,7 +7,7 @@ git-mergetool - Run merge conflict resolution tools to resolve merge conflicts
SYNOPSIS
--------
-'git mergetool' [--tool=<tool>] [-y|--no-prompt|--prompt] [<file>]...
+'git mergetool' [--tool=<tool>] [-y|--no-prompt|--prompt] [<file>...]
DESCRIPTION
-----------
diff --git a/Documentation/git-pack-objects.txt b/Documentation/git-pack-objects.txt
index 8ed09c0..65eff66 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-pack-objects.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-pack-objects.txt
@@ -11,8 +11,8 @@ SYNOPSIS
[verse]
'git pack-objects' [-q | --progress | --all-progress] [--all-progress-implied]
[--no-reuse-delta] [--delta-base-offset] [--non-empty]
- [--local] [--incremental] [--window=N] [--depth=N]
- [--revs [--unpacked | --all]*] [--stdout | base-name]
+ [--local] [--incremental] [--window=<n>] [--depth=<n>]
+ [--revs [--unpacked | --all]] [--stdout | base-name]
[--keep-true-parents] < object-list
@@ -82,8 +82,8 @@ 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]::
+--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
@@ -95,10 +95,10 @@ base-name::
times to get to the necessary object.
The default value for --window is 10 and --depth is 50.
---window-memory=[N]::
+--window-memory=<n>::
This option provides an additional limit on top of `--window`;
the window size will dynamically scale down so as to not take
- up more than N bytes in memory. This is useful in
+ up more than '<n>' bytes in memory. This is useful in
repositories with a mix of large and small objects to not run
out of memory with a large window, but still be able to take
advantage of the large window for the smaller objects. The
@@ -106,7 +106,7 @@ base-name::
`--window-memory=0` makes memory usage unlimited, which is the
default.
---max-pack-size=[N]::
+--max-pack-size=<n>::
Maximum size of each output pack file. The size can be suffixed with
"k", "m", or "g". The minimum size allowed is limited to 1 MiB.
If specified, multiple packfiles may be created.
@@ -171,7 +171,7 @@ base-name::
wholesale enforcement of a different compression level on the
packed data is desired.
---compression=[N]::
+--compression=<n>::
Specifies compression level for newly-compressed data in the
generated pack. If not specified, pack compression level is
determined first by pack.compression, then by core.compression,
diff --git a/Documentation/git-relink.txt b/Documentation/git-relink.txt
index 8a5842b..8fc809f 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-relink.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-relink.txt
@@ -7,7 +7,7 @@ git-relink - Hardlink common objects in local repositories
SYNOPSIS
--------
-'git relink' [--safe] <dir> [<dir>]* <master_dir>
+'git relink' [--safe] <dir>... <master_dir>
DESCRIPTION
-----------
diff --git a/Documentation/git-remote.txt b/Documentation/git-remote.txt
index aa021b0..0d28feb 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-remote.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-remote.txt
@@ -20,7 +20,7 @@ SYNOPSIS
'git remote set-url --delete' [--push] <name> <url>
'git remote' [-v | --verbose] 'show' [-n] <name>
'git remote prune' [-n | --dry-run] <name>
-'git remote' [-v | --verbose] 'update' [-p | --prune] [group | remote]...
+'git remote' [-v | --verbose] 'update' [-p | --prune] [(<group> | <remote>)...]
DESCRIPTION
-----------
diff --git a/Documentation/git-repack.txt b/Documentation/git-repack.txt
index 8c67d17..af79b86 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-repack.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-repack.txt
@@ -8,7 +8,7 @@ git-repack - Pack unpacked objects in a repository
SYNOPSIS
--------
-'git repack' [-a] [-A] [-d] [-f] [-l] [-n] [-q] [--window=N] [--depth=N]
+'git repack' [-a] [-A] [-d] [-f] [-l] [-n] [-q] [--window=<n>] [--depth=<n>]
DESCRIPTION
-----------
@@ -76,8 +76,8 @@ other objects in that pack they already have locally.
this repository (or a direct copy of it)
over HTTP or FTP. See linkgit:git-update-server-info[1].
---window=[N]::
---depth=[N]::
+--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
@@ -87,10 +87,10 @@ other objects in that pack they already have locally.
to be applied that many times to get to the necessary object.
The default value for --window is 10 and --depth is 50.
---window-memory=[N]::
+--window-memory=<n>::
This option provides an additional limit on top of `--window`;
the window size will dynamically scale down so as to not take
- up more than N bytes in memory. This is useful in
+ up more than '<n>' bytes in memory. This is useful in
repositories with a mix of large and small objects to not run
out of memory with a large window, but still be able to take
advantage of the large window for the smaller objects. The
@@ -98,7 +98,7 @@ other objects in that pack they already have locally.
`--window-memory=0` makes memory usage unlimited, which is the
default.
---max-pack-size=[N]::
+--max-pack-size=<n>::
Maximum size of each output pack file. The size can be suffixed with
"k", "m", or "g". The minimum size allowed is limited to 1 MiB.
If specified, multiple packfiles may be created.
diff --git a/Documentation/git-rev-list.txt b/Documentation/git-rev-list.txt
index 173f3fc..8e1e329 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-rev-list.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-rev-list.txt
@@ -9,10 +9,10 @@ git-rev-list - Lists commit objects in reverse chronological order
SYNOPSIS
--------
[verse]
-'git rev-list' [ \--max-count=number ]
- [ \--skip=number ]
- [ \--max-age=timestamp ]
- [ \--min-age=timestamp ]
+'git rev-list' [ \--max-count=<number> ]
+ [ \--skip=<number> ]
+ [ \--max-age=<timestamp> ]
+ [ \--min-age=<timestamp> ]
[ \--sparse ]
[ \--merges ]
[ \--no-merges ]
@@ -21,10 +21,10 @@ SYNOPSIS
[ \--full-history ]
[ \--not ]
[ \--all ]
- [ \--branches[=pattern] ]
- [ \--tags[=pattern] ]
- [ \--remotes[=pattern] ]
- [ \--glob=glob-pattern ]
+ [ \--branches[=<pattern>] ]
+ [ \--tags[=<pattern>] ]
+ [ \--remotes[=<pattern>] ]
+ [ \--glob=<glob-pattern> ]
[ \--stdin ]
[ \--quiet ]
[ \--topo-order ]
@@ -37,7 +37,7 @@ SYNOPSIS
[ \--regexp-ignore-case | -i ]
[ \--extended-regexp | -E ]
[ \--fixed-strings | -F ]
- [ \--date={local|relative|default|iso|rfc|short} ]
+ [ \--date=(local|relative|default|iso|rfc|short) ]
[ [\--objects | \--objects-edge] [ \--unpacked ] ]
[ \--pretty | \--header ]
[ \--bisect ]
diff --git a/Documentation/git-rev-parse.txt b/Documentation/git-rev-parse.txt
index 341ca90..4a27643 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-rev-parse.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-rev-parse.txt
@@ -95,7 +95,7 @@ OPTIONS
unfortunately named tag "master"), and show them as full
refnames (e.g. "refs/heads/master").
---abbrev-ref[={strict|loose}]::
+--abbrev-ref[=(strict|loose)]::
A non-ambiguous short name of the objects name.
The option core.warnAmbiguousRefs is used to select the strict
abbreviation mode.
diff --git a/Documentation/git-shortlog.txt b/Documentation/git-shortlog.txt
index bc1ac77..5cc3baf 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-shortlog.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-shortlog.txt
@@ -44,7 +44,7 @@ OPTIONS
--email::
Show the email address of each author.
---format[='<format>']::
+--format[=<format>]::
Instead of the commit subject, use some other information to
describe each commit. '<format>' can be any string accepted
by the `--format` option of 'git log', such as '{asterisk} [%h] %s'.
diff --git a/Documentation/git-show-branch.txt b/Documentation/git-show-branch.txt
index 8dbcf1a..3b0c882 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-show-branch.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-show-branch.txt
@@ -12,7 +12,7 @@ SYNOPSIS
[--current] [--color[=<when>] | --no-color] [--sparse]
[--more=<n> | --list | --independent | --merge-base]
[--no-name | --sha1-name] [--topics]
- [<rev> | <glob>]...
+ [(<rev> | <glob>)...]
'git show-branch' (-g|--reflog)[=<n>[,<base>]] [--list] [<ref>]
diff --git a/Documentation/git-svn.txt b/Documentation/git-svn.txt
index be8a51f..139d314 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-svn.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-svn.txt
@@ -438,7 +438,7 @@ git rebase --onto remotes/git-svn A^ master
OPTIONS
-------
---shared[={false|true|umask|group|all|world|everybody}]::
+--shared[=(false|true|umask|group|all|world|everybody)]::
--template=<template_directory>::
Only used with the 'init' command.
These are passed directly to 'git init'.
diff --git a/Documentation/git-update-index.txt b/Documentation/git-update-index.txt
index 26fd8d0..1ca56c8 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-update-index.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-update-index.txt
@@ -12,7 +12,7 @@ SYNOPSIS
'git update-index'
[--add] [--remove | --force-remove] [--replace]
[--refresh] [-q] [--unmerged] [--ignore-missing]
- [--cacheinfo <mode> <object> <file>]*
+ [(--cacheinfo <mode> <object> <file>)...]
[--chmod=(+|-)x]
[--assume-unchanged | --no-assume-unchanged]
[--skip-worktree | --no-skip-worktree]
@@ -21,7 +21,7 @@ SYNOPSIS
[--info-only] [--index-info]
[-z] [--stdin]
[--verbose]
- [--] [<file>]*
+ [--] [<file>...]
DESCRIPTION
-----------
diff --git a/Documentation/git-web--browse.txt b/Documentation/git-web--browse.txt
index e1586c7..51e8e0a 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-web--browse.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-web--browse.txt
@@ -32,19 +32,19 @@ Custom commands may also be specified.
OPTIONS
-------
--b BROWSER::
---browser=BROWSER::
- Use the specified BROWSER. It must be in the list of supported
+-b <browser>::
+--browser=<browser>::
+ Use the specified browser. It must be in the list of supported
browsers.
--t BROWSER::
---tool=BROWSER::
+-t <browser>::
+--tool=<browser>::
Same as above.
--c CONF.VAR::
---config=CONF.VAR::
+-c <conf.var>::
+--config=<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.
+ then its value specifies the browser that should be used.
CONFIGURATION VARIABLES
-----------------------
diff --git a/Documentation/git.txt b/Documentation/git.txt
index b46c6f6..416d58e 100644
--- a/Documentation/git.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git.txt
@@ -9,11 +9,11 @@ git - the stupid content tracker
SYNOPSIS
--------
[verse]
-'git' [--version] [--exec-path[=GIT_EXEC_PATH]] [--html-path]
+'git' [--version] [--exec-path[=<path>]] [--html-path]
[-p|--paginate|--no-pager] [--no-replace-objects]
- [--bare] [--git-dir=GIT_DIR] [--work-tree=GIT_WORK_TREE]
- [-c name=value]
- [--help] COMMAND [ARGS]
+ [--bare] [--git-dir=<path>] [--work-tree=<path>]
+ [-c <name>=<value>]
+ [--help] <command> [<args>]
DESCRIPTION
-----------
@@ -28,7 +28,7 @@ also want to read linkgit:gitcvs-migration[7]. See
the link:user-manual.html[Git User's Manual] for a more in-depth
introduction.
-The COMMAND is either a name of a Git command (see below) or an alias
+The '<command>' is either a name of a Git command (see below) or an alias
as defined in the configuration file (see linkgit:git-config[1]).
Formatted and hyperlinked version of the latest git
@@ -252,7 +252,7 @@ help ...`.
The <name> is expected in the same format as listed by
'git config' (subkeys separated by dots).
---exec-path::
+--exec-path[=<path>]::
Path to wherever your core git programs are installed.
This can also be controlled by setting the GIT_EXEC_PATH
environment variable. If no path is given, 'git' will print
diff --git a/Documentation/merge-strategies.txt b/Documentation/merge-strategies.txt
index 049313d..8676e26 100644
--- a/Documentation/merge-strategies.txt
+++ b/Documentation/merge-strategies.txt
@@ -52,7 +52,7 @@ no-renormalize;;
Disables the `renormalize` option. This overrides the
`merge.renormalize` configuration variable.
-subtree[=path];;
+subtree[=<path>];;
This option is a more advanced form of 'subtree' strategy, where
the strategy makes a guess on how two trees must be shifted to
match with each other when merging. Instead, the specified path
diff --git a/Documentation/pretty-options.txt b/Documentation/pretty-options.txt
index 9b6f389..50923e2 100644
--- a/Documentation/pretty-options.txt
+++ b/Documentation/pretty-options.txt
@@ -1,5 +1,5 @@
---pretty[='<format>']::
---format='<format>'::
+--pretty[=<format>]::
+--format=<format>::
Pretty-print the contents of the commit logs in a given format,
where '<format>' can be one of 'oneline', 'short', 'medium',
diff --git a/Documentation/rev-list-options.txt b/Documentation/rev-list-options.txt
index ebc0108..7a42567 100644
--- a/Documentation/rev-list-options.txt
+++ b/Documentation/rev-list-options.txt
@@ -13,7 +13,7 @@ include::pretty-options.txt[]
Synonym for `--date=relative`.
---date={relative,local,default,iso,rfc,short,raw}::
+--date=(relative|local|default|iso|rfc|short|raw)::
Only takes effect for dates shown in human-readable format, such
as when using "--pretty". `log.date` config variable sets a default
@@ -246,29 +246,29 @@ endif::git-rev-list[]
Pretend as if all the refs in `refs/` are listed on the
command line as '<commit>'.
---branches[=pattern]::
+--branches[=<pattern>]::
Pretend as if all the refs in `refs/heads` are listed
- on the command line as '<commit>'. If `pattern` is given, limit
+ on the command line as '<commit>'. If '<pattern>' is given, limit
branches to ones matching given shell glob. If pattern lacks '?',
'*', or '[', '/*' at the end is implied.
---tags[=pattern]::
+--tags[=<pattern>]::
Pretend as if all the refs in `refs/tags` are listed
- on the command line as '<commit>'. If `pattern` is given, limit
+ on the command line as '<commit>'. If '<pattern>' is given, limit
tags to ones matching given shell glob. If pattern lacks '?', '*',
or '[', '/*' at the end is implied.
---remotes[=pattern]::
+--remotes[=<pattern>]::
Pretend as if all the refs in `refs/remotes` are listed
- on the command line as '<commit>'. If `pattern`is given, limit
+ on the command line as '<commit>'. If '<pattern>' is given, limit
remote tracking branches to ones matching given shell glob.
If pattern lacks '?', '*', or '[', '/*' at the end is implied.
---glob=glob-pattern::
- Pretend as if all the refs matching shell glob `glob-pattern`
+--glob=<glob-pattern>::
+ Pretend as if all the refs matching shell glob '<glob-pattern>'
are listed on the command line as '<commit>'. Leading 'refs/',
is automatically prepended if missing. If pattern lacks '?', '*',
or '[', '/*' at the end is implied.
diff --git a/Documentation/user-manual.txt b/Documentation/user-manual.txt
index 77eb483..fc56da6 100644
--- a/Documentation/user-manual.txt
+++ b/Documentation/user-manual.txt
@@ -3853,7 +3853,7 @@ You create a commit object by giving it the tree that describes the
state at the time of the commit, and a list of parents:
-------------------------------------------------
-$ git commit-tree <tree> -p <parent> [-p <parent2> ..]
+$ git commit-tree <tree> -p <parent> [(-p <parent2>)...]
-------------------------------------------------
and then giving the reason for the commit on stdin (either through