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-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-describe.txt4
-rw-r--r--builtin/describe.c8
-rwxr-xr-xt/t6120-describe.sh8
3 files changed, 14 insertions, 6 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/git-describe.txt b/Documentation/git-describe.txt
index d20ca40..363e501 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-describe.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-describe.txt
@@ -9,7 +9,7 @@ git-describe - Show the most recent tag that is reachable from a commit
SYNOPSIS
--------
[verse]
-'git describe' [--all] [--tags] [--contains] [--abbrev=<n>] <commit-ish>...
+'git describe' [--all] [--tags] [--contains] [--abbrev=<n>] [<commit-ish>...]
'git describe' [--all] [--tags] [--contains] [--abbrev=<n>] --dirty[=<mark>]
DESCRIPTION
@@ -27,7 +27,7 @@ see the -a and -s options to linkgit:git-tag[1].
OPTIONS
-------
<commit-ish>...::
- Commit-ish object names to describe.
+ Commit-ish object names to describe. Defaults to HEAD if omitted.
--dirty[=<mark>]::
Describe the working tree.
diff --git a/builtin/describe.c b/builtin/describe.c
index 24d740c..d06673a 100644
--- a/builtin/describe.c
+++ b/builtin/describe.c
@@ -451,10 +451,10 @@ int cmd_describe(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix)
if (pattern)
argv_array_pushf(&args, "--refs=refs/tags/%s", pattern);
}
- while (*argv) {
- argv_array_push(&args, *argv);
- argv++;
- }
+ if (argc)
+ argv_array_pushv(&args, argv);
+ else
+ argv_array_push(&args, "HEAD");
return cmd_name_rev(args.argc, args.argv, prefix);
}
diff --git a/t/t6120-describe.sh b/t/t6120-describe.sh
index c0e5b2a..85f2694 100755
--- a/t/t6120-describe.sh
+++ b/t/t6120-describe.sh
@@ -113,6 +113,14 @@ check_describe A-3-* --long HEAD^^2
check_describe c-7-* --tags
check_describe e-3-* --first-parent --tags
+test_expect_success 'describe --contains defaults to HEAD without commit-ish' '
+ echo "A^0" >expect &&
+ git checkout A &&
+ test_when_finished "git checkout -" &&
+ git describe --contains >actual &&
+ test_cmp expect actual
+'
+
: >err.expect
check_describe A --all A^0
test_expect_success 'no warning was displayed for A' '