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@@ -16,12 +16,12 @@ This is usually not what an end user wants to run directly. See
linkgit:git-commit[1] instead.
Creates a new commit object based on the provided tree object and
-emits the new commit object id on stdout. If no parent is given then
-it is considered to be an initial tree.
+emits the new commit object id on stdout.
-A commit object usually has 1 parent (a commit after a change) or up
-to 16 parents. More than one parent represents a merge of branches
-that led to them.
+A commit object may have any number of parents. With exactly one
+parent, it is an ordinary commit. Having more than one parent makes
+the commit a merge between several lines of history. Initial (root)
+commits have no parents.
While a tree represents a particular directory state of a working
directory, a commit represents that state in "time", and explains how