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@@ -55,6 +55,8 @@ when you run `git cherry-pick`.
+
Note that any of the 'refs/*' cases above may come either from
the '$GIT_DIR/refs' directory or from the '$GIT_DIR/packed-refs' file.
+While the ref name encoding is unspecified, UTF-8 is prefered as
+some output processing may assume ref names in UTF-8.
'<refname>@\{<date>\}', e.g. 'master@\{yesterday\}', 'HEAD@\{5 minutes ago\}'::
A ref followed by the suffix '@' with a date specification
@@ -86,10 +88,10 @@ the '$GIT_DIR/refs' directory or from the '$GIT_DIR/packed-refs' file.
The construct '@\{-<n>\}' means the <n>th branch checked out
before the current one.
-'<refname>@\{upstream\}', e.g. 'master@\{upstream\}', '@\{u\}'::
- The suffix '@\{upstream\}' to a ref (short form '<refname>@\{u\}') refers to
- the branch the ref is set to build on top of. A missing ref defaults
- to the current branch.
+'<branchname>@\{upstream\}', e.g. 'master@\{upstream\}', '@\{u\}'::
+ The suffix '@\{upstream\}' to a branchname (short form '<branchname>@\{u\}')
+ refers to the branch that the branch specified by branchname is set to build on
+ top of. A missing branchname defaults to the current one.
'<rev>{caret}', e.g. 'HEAD{caret}, v1.5.1{caret}0'::
A suffix '{caret}' to a revision parameter means the first parent of