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diff --git a/Documentation/git-pack-objects.txt b/Documentation/git-pack-objects.txt
index f52e8fa..a1e5505 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-pack-objects.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-pack-objects.txt
@@ -9,7 +9,7 @@ git-pack-objects - Create a packed archive of objects
-'git-pack-objects' [-q] [--no-reuse-delta] [--non-empty]
+'git-pack-objects' [-q] [--no-reuse-delta] [--delta-base-offset] [--non-empty]
[--local] [--incremental] [--window=N] [--depth=N]
[--revs [--unpacked | --all]*] [--stdout | base-name] < object-list
@@ -111,6 +111,17 @@ base-name::
This flag tells the command not to reuse existing deltas
but compute them from scratch.
+ A packed archive can express base object of a delta as
+ either 20-byte object name or as an offset in the
+ stream, but older version of git does not understand the
+ latter. By default, git-pack-objects only uses the
+ former format for better compatibility. This option
+ allows the command to use the latter format for
+ compactness. Depending on the average delta chain
+ length, this option typically shrinks the resulting
+ packfile by 3-5 per-cent.