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The form '--filter=tree:<depth>' omits all blobs and trees whose depth
from the root tree is >= <depth> (minimum depth if an object is located
-at multiple depths in the commits traversed). Currently, only <depth>=0
-is supported, which omits all blobs and trees.
+at multiple depths in the commits traversed). <depth>=0 will not include
+any trees or blobs unless included explicitly in the command-line (or
+standard input when --stdin is used). <depth>=1 will include only the
+tree and blobs which are referenced directly by a commit reachable from
+<commit> or an explicitly-given object. <depth>=2 is like <depth>=1
+while also including trees and blobs one more level removed from an
+explicitly-given commit or tree.
--no-filter::
Turn off any previous `--filter=` argument.