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@@ -833,6 +833,15 @@ Git so take care if using Cogito etc.
an explicit repository directory set via 'GIT_DIR' or on the
command line.
+'GIT_COMMON_DIR'::
+ If this variable is set to a path, non-worktree files that are
+ normally in $GIT_DIR will be taken from this path
+ instead. Worktree-specific files such as HEAD or index are
+ taken from $GIT_DIR. See linkgit:gitrepository-layout[5] and
+ the section 'MULTIPLE CHECKOUT MODE' in linkgit:checkout[1]
+ details. This variable has lower precedence than other path
+ variables such as GIT_INDEX_FILE, GIT_OBJECT_DIRECTORY...
+
Git Commits
~~~~~~~~~~~
'GIT_AUTHOR_NAME'::