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diff --git a/Documentation/git-check-ignore.txt b/Documentation/git-check-ignore.txt
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+++ b/Documentation/git-check-ignore.txt
@@ -30,9 +30,15 @@ OPTIONS
valid with a single pathname.
-v, --verbose::
- Also output details about the matching pattern (if any)
- for each given pathname. For precedence rules within and
- between exclude sources, see linkgit:gitignore[5].
+ Instead of printing the paths that are excluded, for each path
+ that matches an exclude pattern, print the exclude pattern
+ together with the path. (Matching an exclude pattern usually
+ means the path is excluded, but if the pattern begins with '!'
+ then it is a negated pattern and matching it means the path is
+ NOT excluded.)
++
+For precedence rules within and between exclude sources, see
+linkgit:gitignore[5].
--stdin::
Read pathnames from the standard input, one per line,