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diff --git a/Documentation/git-fetch.txt b/Documentation/git-fetch.txt
index c76e313..60ac8d2 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-fetch.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-fetch.txt
@@ -34,7 +34,7 @@ pointed by remote tags that it does not yet have, then fetch
those missing tags. If the other end has tags that point at
branches you are not interested in, you will not get them.
-'git fetch' can fetch from either a single named repository, or
+'git fetch' can fetch from either a single named repository,
or from several repositories at once if <group> is given and
there is a remotes.<group> entry in the configuration file.
(See linkgit:git-config[1]).
@@ -76,20 +76,19 @@ The `pu` branch will be updated even if it is does not fast-forward,
because it is prefixed with a plus sign; `tmp` will not be.
+Using --recurse-submodules can only fetch new commits in already checked
+out submodules right now. When e.g. upstream added a new submodule in the
+just fetched commits of the superproject the submodule itself can not be
+fetched, making it impossible to check out that submodule later without
+having to do a fetch again. This is expected to be fixed in a future git
-Written by Linus Torvalds <> and
-Junio C Hamano <>
-Documentation by David Greaves, Junio C Hamano and the git-list <>.
Part of the linkgit:git[1] suite