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@@ -304,6 +304,13 @@ users typically do not use them directly.
include::cmds-purehelpers.txt[]
+Guides
+------
+
+The following documentation pages are guides about Git concepts.
+
+include::cmds-guide.txt[]
+
Configuration Mechanism
-----------------------
@@ -497,7 +504,8 @@ double-quotes and respecting backslash escapes. E.g., the value
If this variable is set, the default hash algorithm for new
repositories will be set to this value. This value is currently
ignored when cloning; the setting of the remote repository
- is used instead. The default is "sha1".
+ is used instead. The default is "sha1". THIS VARIABLE IS
+ EXPERIMENTAL! See `--object-format` in linkgit:git-init[1].
Git Commits
~~~~~~~~~~~
@@ -543,8 +551,9 @@ Git Diffs
`GIT_EXTERNAL_DIFF`::
When the environment variable `GIT_EXTERNAL_DIFF` is set, the
- program named by it is called, instead of the diff invocation
- described above. For a path that is added, removed, or modified,
+ program named by it is called to generate diffs, and Git
+ does not use its builtin diff machinery.
+ For a path that is added, removed, or modified,
`GIT_EXTERNAL_DIFF` is called with 7 parameters:
path old-file old-hex old-mode new-file new-hex new-mode
@@ -597,6 +606,12 @@ other
an editor is to be launched. See also linkgit:git-var[1]
and the `core.editor` option in linkgit:git-config[1].
+`GIT_SEQUENCE_EDITOR`::
+ This environment variable overrides the configured Git editor
+ when editing the todo list of an interactive rebase. See also
+ linkit::git-rebase[1] and the `sequence.editor` option in
+ linkit::git-config[1].
+
`GIT_SSH`::
`GIT_SSH_COMMAND`::
If either of these environment variables is set then 'git fetch'
@@ -707,6 +722,10 @@ of clones and fetches.
time of each Git command.
See `GIT_TRACE` for available trace output options.
+`GIT_TRACE_REFS`::
+ Enables trace messages for operations on the ref database.
+ See `GIT_TRACE` for available trace output options.
+
`GIT_TRACE_SETUP`::
Enables trace messages printing the .git, working tree and current
working directory after Git has completed its setup phase.