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2 files changed, 7 insertions, 8 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/technical/api-argv-array.txt b/Documentation/technical/api-argv-array.txt
index a6b7d83..1a79781 100644
--- a/Documentation/technical/api-argv-array.txt
+++ b/Documentation/technical/api-argv-array.txt
@@ -53,11 +53,3 @@ Functions
Free all memory associated with the array and return it to the
initial, empty state.
- Detach the argv array from the `struct argv_array`, transferring
- ownership of the allocated array and strings.
- Free the memory allocated by a `struct argv_array` that was later
- detached and is now no longer needed.
diff --git a/Documentation/technical/api-run-command.txt b/Documentation/technical/api-run-command.txt
index 5d7d7f2..69510ae 100644
--- a/Documentation/technical/api-run-command.txt
+++ b/Documentation/technical/api-run-command.txt
@@ -109,6 +109,13 @@ terminated), of which .argv[0] is the program name to run (usually
without a path). If the command to run is a git command, set argv[0] to
the command name without the 'git-' prefix and set .git_cmd = 1.
+Note that the ownership of the memory pointed to by .argv stays with the
+caller, but it should survive until `finish_command` completes. If the
+.argv member is NULL, `start_command` will point it at the .args
+`argv_array` (so you may use one or the other, but you must use exactly
+one). The memory in .args will be cleaned up automatically during
+`finish_command` (or during `start_command` when it is unsuccessful).
The members .in, .out, .err are used to redirect stdin, stdout,
stderr as follows: