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@@ -9,8 +9,8 @@ SYNOPSIS
'git branch' [--color[=<when>] | --no-color] [-r | -a]
- [-v [--abbrev=<length> | --no-abbrev]]
- [(--merged | --no-merged | --contains) [<commit>]]
+ [--list] [-v [--abbrev=<length> | --no-abbrev]]
+ [(--merged | --no-merged | --contains) [<commit>]] [<pattern>...]
'git branch' [--set-upstream | --track | --no-track] [-l] [-f] <branchname> [<start-point>]
'git branch' (-m | -M) [<oldbranch>] <newbranch>
'git branch' (-d | -D) [-r] <branchname>...
@@ -20,7 +20,11 @@ DESCRIPTION
With no arguments, existing branches are listed and the current branch will
be highlighted with an asterisk. Option `-r` causes the remote-tracking
-branches to be listed, and option `-a` shows both.
+branches to be listed, and option `-a` shows both. This list mode is also
+activated by the `--list` option (see below).
+<pattern> restricts the output to matching branches, the pattern is a shell
+wildcard (i.e., matched using fnmatch(3))
+Multiple patterns may be given; if any of them matches, the tag is shown.
With `--contains`, shows only the branches that contain the named commit
(in other words, the branches whose tip commits are descendants of the
@@ -64,6 +68,7 @@ way to clean up all obsolete remote-tracking branches.
Delete a branch. The branch must be fully merged in its
upstream branch, or in `HEAD` if no upstream was set with
`--track` or `--set-upstream`.
@@ -72,6 +77,7 @@ OPTIONS
Delete a branch irrespective of its merged status.
Create the branch's reflog. This activates recording of
all changes made to the branch ref, enabling use of date
based sha1 expressions such as "<branchname>@\{yesterday}".
@@ -84,6 +90,7 @@ OPTIONS
already. Without `-f` 'git branch' refuses to change an existing branch.
Move/rename a branch and the corresponding reflog.
@@ -100,14 +107,21 @@ OPTIONS
Same as `--color=never`.
List or delete (if used with -d) the remote-tracking branches.
List both remote-tracking branches and local branches.
+ Activate the list mode. `git branch <pattern>` would try to create a branch,
+ use `git branch --list <pattern>` to list matching branches.
- Show sha1 and commit subject line for each head, along with
+ When in list mode,
+ show sha1 and commit subject line for each head, along with
relationship to upstream branch (if any). If given twice, print
the name of the upstream branch, as well.