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option specifies the parent number (starting from 1) of
the mainline and allows revert to reverse the change
relative to the specified parent.
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+Reverting a merge commit declares that you will never want the tree changes
+brought in by the merge. As a result, later merges will only bring in tree
+changes introduced by commits that are not ancestors of the previously
+reverted merge. This may or may not be what you want.
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+See the link:howto/revert-a-faulty-merge.txt[revert-a-faulty-merge How-To] for
+more details.
--no-edit::
With this option, 'git-revert' will not start the commit