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@@ -20,11 +20,11 @@ Git is a fast, scalable, distributed revision control system with an
unusually rich command set that provides both high-level operations
and full access to internals.
-See this linkgit:gittutorial[7][tutorial] to get started, then see
+See linkgit:gittutorial[7] to get started, then see
link:everyday.html[Everyday Git] for a useful minimum set of commands, and
"man git-commandname" for documentation of each command. CVS users may
-also want to read linkgit:gitcvs-migration[7][CVS migration]. See
-link:user-manual.html[Git User's Manual] for a more in-depth
+also want to read linkgit:gitcvs-migration[7]. See
+the link:user-manual.html[Git User's Manual] for a more in-depth
introduction.
The COMMAND is either a name of a Git command (see below) or an alias
@@ -43,6 +43,13 @@ unreleased) version of git, that is available from 'master'
branch of the `git.git` repository.
Documentation for older releases are available here:
+* link:v1.6.0.2/git.html[documentation for release 1.6.0.2]
+
+* release notes for
+ link:RelNotes-1.6.0.2.txt[1.6.0.2],
+ link:RelNotes-1.6.0.1.txt[1.6.0.1],
+ link:RelNotes-1.6.0.txt[1.6.0].
+
* link:v1.5.6.5/git.html[documentation for release 1.5.6.5]
* release notes for
@@ -139,13 +146,13 @@ OPTIONS
+
Other options are available to control how the manual page is
displayed. See linkgit:git-help[1] for more information,
-because 'git --help ...' is converted internally into 'git
-help ...'.
+because `git --help ...` is converted internally into `git
+help ...`.
--exec-path::
Path to wherever your core git programs are installed.
This can also be controlled by setting the GIT_EXEC_PATH
- environment variable. If no path is given 'git' will print
+ environment variable. If no path is given, 'git' will print
the current setting and then exit.
-p::
@@ -186,13 +193,14 @@ See the references above to get started using git. The following is
probably more detail than necessary for a first-time user.
The link:user-manual.html#git-concepts[git concepts chapter of the
-user-manual] and the linkgit:gitcore-tutorial[7][Core tutorial] both provide
+user-manual] and linkgit:gitcore-tutorial[7] both provide
introductions to the underlying git architecture.
See also the link:howto-index.html[howto] documents for some useful
examples.
-The internals are documented link:technical/api-index.html[here].
+The internals are documented in the
+link:technical/api-index.html[GIT API documentation].
GIT COMMANDS
------------
@@ -376,10 +384,9 @@ For a more complete list of ways to spell object names, see
File/Directory Structure
------------------------
-Please see the linkgit:gitrepository-layout[5][repository layout]
-document.
+Please see the linkgit:gitrepository-layout[5] document.
-Read linkgit:githooks[5][hooks] for more details about each hook.
+Read linkgit:githooks[5] for more details about each hook.
Higher level SCMs may provide and manage additional information in the
`$GIT_DIR`.
@@ -387,7 +394,7 @@ Higher level SCMs may provide and manage additional information in the
Terminology
-----------
-Please see the linkgit:gitglossary[7][glossary] document.
+Please see linkgit:gitglossary[7].
Environment Variables
@@ -414,9 +421,9 @@ git so take care if using Cogito etc.
'GIT_ALTERNATE_OBJECT_DIRECTORIES'::
Due to the immutable nature of git objects, old objects can be
archived into shared, read-only directories. This variable
- specifies a ":" separated list of git object directories which
- can be used to search for git objects. New objects will not be
- written to these directories.
+ specifies a ":" separated (on Windows ";" separated) list
+ of git object directories which can be used to search for git
+ objects. New objects will not be written to these directories.
'GIT_DIR'::
If the 'GIT_DIR' environment variable is set then it
@@ -430,6 +437,14 @@ git so take care if using Cogito etc.
This can also be controlled by the '--work-tree' command line
option and the core.worktree configuration variable.
+'GIT_CEILING_DIRECTORIES'::
+ This should be a colon-separated list of absolute paths.
+ If set, it is a list of directories that git should not chdir
+ up into while looking for a repository directory.
+ It will not exclude the current working directory or
+ a GIT_DIR set on the command line or in the environment.
+ (Useful for excluding slow-loading network directories.)
+
git Commits
~~~~~~~~~~~
'GIT_AUTHOR_NAME'::
@@ -484,13 +499,14 @@ other
'GIT_PAGER'::
This environment variable overrides `$PAGER`. If it is set
to an empty string or to the value "cat", git will not launch
- a pager.
+ a pager. See also the `core.pager` option in
+ linkgit:git-config[1].
'GIT_SSH'::
- If this environment variable is set then linkgit:git-fetch[1]
- and linkgit:git-push[1] will use this command instead
- of `ssh` when they need to connect to a remote system.
- The 'GIT_SSH' command will be given exactly two arguments:
+ If this environment variable is set then 'git-fetch'
+ and 'git-push' will use this command instead
+ of 'ssh' when they need to connect to a remote system.
+ The '$GIT_SSH' command will be given exactly two arguments:
the 'username@host' (or just 'host') from the URL and the
shell command to execute on that remote system.
+
@@ -504,8 +520,8 @@ for further details.
'GIT_FLUSH'::
If this environment variable is set to "1", then commands such
- as git-blame (in incremental mode), git-rev-list, git-log,
- git-whatchanged, etc., will force a flush of the output stream
+ as 'git-blame' (in incremental mode), 'git-rev-list', 'git-log',
+ and 'git-whatchanged' will force a flush of the output stream
after each commit-oriented record have been flushed. If this
variable is set to "0", the output of these commands will be done
using completely buffered I/O. If this environment variable is
@@ -531,7 +547,7 @@ Discussion[[Discussion]]
More detail on the following is available from the
link:user-manual.html#git-concepts[git concepts chapter of the
-user-manual] and the linkgit:gitcore-tutorial[7][Core tutorial].
+user-manual] and linkgit:gitcore-tutorial[7].
A git project normally consists of a working directory with a ".git"
subdirectory at the top level. The .git directory contains, among other
@@ -595,9 +611,9 @@ contributors on the git-list <git@vger.kernel.org>.
SEE ALSO
--------
linkgit:gittutorial[7], linkgit:gittutorial-2[7],
-linkgit:giteveryday[7], linkgit:gitcvs-migration[7],
+link:everyday.html[Everyday Git], linkgit:gitcvs-migration[7],
linkgit:gitglossary[7], linkgit:gitcore-tutorial[7],
-link:user-manual.html[The Git User's Manual]
+linkgit:gitcli[7], link:user-manual.html[The Git User's Manual]
GIT
---