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@@ -16,17 +16,17 @@ configuration (see linkgit:git-config[1]).
--abbrev-commit::
Instead of showing the full 40-byte hexadecimal commit object
- name, show only a partial prefix. Non default number of
- digits can be specified with "--abbrev=<n>" (which also modifies
- diff output, if it is displayed).
+ name, show a prefix that names the object uniquely.
+ "--abbrev=<n>" (which also modifies diff output, if it is displayed)
+ option can be used to specify the minimum length of the prefix.
+
This should make "--pretty=oneline" a whole lot more readable for
people using 80-column terminals.
--no-abbrev-commit::
Show the full 40-byte hexadecimal commit object name. This negates
- `--abbrev-commit` and those options which imply it such as
- "--oneline". It also overrides the `log.abbrevCommit` variable.
+ `--abbrev-commit`, either explicit or implied by other options such
+ as "--oneline". It also overrides the `log.abbrevCommit` variable.
--oneline::
This is a shorthand for "--pretty=oneline --abbrev-commit"