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@@ -87,7 +87,9 @@ include::blame-options.txt[]
--abbrev=<n>::
Instead of using the default 7+1 hexadecimal digits as the
- abbreviated object name, use <n>+1 digits. Note that 1 column
+ abbreviated object name, use <m>+1 digits, where <m> is at
+ least <n> but ensures the commit object names are unique.
+ Note that 1 column
is used for a caret to mark the boundary commit.