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@@ -45,6 +45,11 @@ OPTIONS
candidates to describe the input committish consider
up to <n> candidates. Increasing <n> above 10 will take
slightly longer but may produce a more accurate result.
+ An <n> of 0 will cause only exact matches to be output.
+
+--exact-match::
+ Only output exact matches (a tag directly references the
+ supplied commit). This is a synonym for --candidates=0.
--debug::
Verbosely display information about the searching strategy