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diff --git a/Documentation/git-diff-index.txt b/Documentation/git-diff-index.txt
index d8fc78f..dba6d30 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-diff-index.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-diff-index.txt
@@ -57,14 +57,14 @@ some files in the index and are ready to commit. You want to see eactly
*what* you are going to commit is without having to write a new tree
object and compare it that way, and to do that, you just do
- git-diff-index --cached $(cat .git/HEAD)
+ git-diff-index --cached HEAD
Example: let's say I had renamed `commit.c` to `git-commit.c`, and I had
done an "git-update-index" to make that effective in the index file.
"git-diff-files" wouldn't show anything at all, since the index file
matches my working directory. But doing a "git-diff-index" does:
- torvalds@ppc970:~/git> git-diff-index --cached $(cat .git/HEAD)
+ torvalds@ppc970:~/git> git-diff-index --cached HEAD
-100644 blob 4161aecc6700a2eb579e842af0b7f22b98443f74 commit.c
+100644 blob 4161aecc6700a2eb579e842af0b7f22b98443f74 git-commit.c
@@ -98,7 +98,7 @@ show that. So let's say that you have edited `kernel/sched.c`, but
have not actually done a "git-update-index" on it yet - there is no
"object" associated with the new state, and you get:
- torvalds@ppc970:~/v2.6/linux> git-diff-index $(cat .git/HEAD )
+ torvalds@ppc970:~/v2.6/linux> git-diff-index HEAD
*100644->100664 blob 7476bb......->000000...... kernel/sched.c
ie it shows that the tree has changed, and that `kernel/sched.c` has is