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-rw-r--r--Documentation/RelNotes/2.3.7.txt21
-rw-r--r--Documentation/RelNotes/2.3.8.txt22
-rw-r--r--Documentation/RelNotes/2.4.0.txt338
-rw-r--r--Documentation/RelNotes/2.4.1.txt40
-rw-r--r--Documentation/RelNotes/2.4.2.txt45
-rw-r--r--Documentation/blame-options.txt2
-rw-r--r--Documentation/config.txt12
-rw-r--r--Documentation/diff-generate-patch.txt2
-rw-r--r--Documentation/diff-options.txt8
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-add.txt3
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-credential-store.txt35
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-fast-export.txt6
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-fast-import.txt30
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-fetch-pack.txt2
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-hash-object.txt10
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-http-backend.txt4
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-log.txt4
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-pack-objects.txt2
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-push.txt4
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-rebase.txt2
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-rev-list.txt96
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-rev-parse.txt4
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-send-pack.txt2
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-show.txt2
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-status.txt8
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-stripspace.txt6
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-svn.txt10
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-tag.txt13
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git.txt11
-rw-r--r--Documentation/gitcore-tutorial.txt2
-rw-r--r--Documentation/gitdiffcore.txt6
-rw-r--r--Documentation/gitk.txt4
-rw-r--r--Documentation/gitremote-helpers.txt14
-rw-r--r--Documentation/line-range-format.txt11
-rw-r--r--Documentation/rev-list-options.txt4
35 files changed, 492 insertions, 293 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/2.3.7.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/2.3.7.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..fc95812
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/2.3.7.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,21 @@
+Git v2.3.7 Release Notes
+========================
+
+Fixes since v2.3.6
+------------------
+
+ * An earlier update to the parser that disects a URL broke an
+ address, followed by a colon, followed by an empty string (instead
+ of the port number), e.g. ssh://example.com:/path/to/repo.
+
+ * The completion script (in contrib/) contaminated global namespace
+ and clobbered on a shell variable $x.
+
+ * The "git push --signed" protocol extension did not limit what the
+ "nonce" that is a server-chosen string can contain or how long it
+ can be, which was unnecessarily lax. Limit both the length and the
+ alphabet to a reasonably small space that can still have enough
+ entropy.
+
+Also contains typofixes, documentation updates and trivial code
+clean-ups.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/2.3.8.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/2.3.8.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..0b67268
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/2.3.8.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,22 @@
+Git v2.3.8 Release Notes
+========================
+
+Fixes since v2.3.7
+------------------
+
+ * The usual "git diff" when seeing a file turning into a directory
+ showed a patchset to remove the file and create all files in the
+ directory, but "git diff --no-index" simply refused to work. Also,
+ when asked to compare a file and a directory, imitate POSIX "diff"
+ and compare the file with the file with the same name in the
+ directory, instead of refusing to run.
+
+ * The default $HOME/.gitconfig file created upon "git config --global"
+ that edits it had incorrectly spelled user.name and user.email
+ entries in it.
+
+ * "git commit --date=now" or anything that relies on approxidate lost
+ the daylight-saving-time offset.
+
+Also contains typofixes, documentation updates and trivial code
+clean-ups.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/2.4.0.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/2.4.0.txt
index a0ee37d..cde64be 100644
--- a/Documentation/RelNotes/2.4.0.txt
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/2.4.0.txt
@@ -6,19 +6,19 @@ Backward compatibility warning(s)
This release has a few changes in the user-visible output from
Porcelain commands. These are not meant to be parsed by scripts, but
-the users still may want to be aware of the changes:
+users still may want to be aware of the changes:
- * Output from "git log --decorate" (and "%d" format specifier used in
- the userformat "--format=<string>" parameter "git log" family of
- command takes) used to list "HEAD" just like other tips of branch
- names, separated with a comma in between. E.g.
+ * The output from "git log --decorate" (and, more generally, the "%d"
+ format specifier used in the "--format=<string>" parameter to the
+ "git log" family of commands) has changed. It used to list "HEAD"
+ just like other branches; e.g.,
$ git log --decorate -1 master
commit bdb0f6788fa5e3cacc4315e9ff318a27b2676ff4 (HEAD, master)
...
- This release updates the output slightly when HEAD refers to the tip
- of a branch whose name is also shown in the output. The above is
+ This release changes the output slightly when HEAD refers to a
+ branch whose name is also shown in the output. The above is now
shown as:
$ git log --decorate -1 master
@@ -26,15 +26,15 @@ the users still may want to be aware of the changes:
...
* The phrasing "git branch" uses to describe a detached HEAD has been
- updated to match that of "git status":
+ updated to agree with the phrasing used by "git status":
- - When the HEAD is at the same commit as it was originally
+ - When HEAD is at the same commit as when it was originally
detached, they now both show "detached at <commit object name>".
- - When the HEAD has moved since it was originally detached,
- they now both show "detached from <commit object name>".
+ - When HEAD has moved since it was originally detached, they now
+ both show "detached from <commit object name>".
- Earlier "git branch" always used "from"
+ Previously, "git branch" always used "from".
Updates since v2.3
@@ -46,8 +46,9 @@ Ports
platforms with smaller SSIZE_MAX, leading to read(2)/write(2)
failures.
- * We did not check the curl library version before using
- CURLOPT_PROXYAUTH feature that may not exist.
+ * We did not check the curl library version before using the
+ CURLOPT_PROXYAUTH feature, which did not exist in older versions of
+ the library.
* We now detect number of CPUs on older BSD-derived systems.
@@ -66,99 +67,105 @@ UI, Workflows & Features
* "git log --invert-grep --grep=WIP" will show only commits that do
not have the string "WIP" in their messages.
- * "git push" has been taught a "--atomic" option that makes push to
- update more than one ref an "all-or-none" affair.
+ * "git push" has been taught an "--atomic" option that makes a push
+ that updates more than one ref an "all-or-none" affair.
- * Extending the "push to deploy" added in 2.3, the behaviour of "git
- push" when updating the branch that is checked out can now be
- tweaked by push-to-checkout hook.
+ * Extending the "push to deploy" feature that was added in 2.3, the
+ behaviour of "git push" when updating the branch that is checked
+ out can now be tweaked by a "push-to-checkout" hook.
- * Using environment variable LANGUAGE and friends on the client side,
- HTTP-based transports now send Accept-Language when making requests.
+ * HTTP-based transports now send Accept-Language when making
+ requests. The languages to accept are inferred from environment
+ variables on the client side (LANGUAGE, etc).
* "git send-email" used to accept a mistaken "y" (or "yes") as an
- answer to "What encoding do you want to use [UTF-8]? " without
- questioning. Now it asks for confirmation when the answer looks
- too short to be a valid encoding name.
+ answer to "What encoding do you want to use [UTF-8]?" without
+ questioning. Now it asks for confirmation when the answer looks too
+ short to be a valid encoding name.
* When "git apply --whitespace=fix" fixed whitespace errors in the
common context lines, the command reports that it did so.
- * "git status" now allows the "-v" to be given twice to show the
- differences that are left in the working tree not to be committed.
+ * "git status" now allows the "-v" option to be given twice, in which
+ case it also shows the differences in the working tree that are not
+ staged to be committed.
- * "git cherry-pick" used to clean-up the log message even when it is
- merely replaying an existing commit. It now replays the message
- verbatim unless you are editing the message of resulting commits.
+ * "git cherry-pick" used to clean up the log message even when it is
+ merely replaying an existing commit. It now replays the message
+ verbatim unless you are editing the message of the resulting
+ commit.
* "git archive" can now be told to set the 'text' attribute in the
resulting zip archive.
- * Output from "git log --decorate" mentions HEAD when it points at a
- tip of an branch differently from a detached HEAD.
+ * Output from "git log --decorate" now distinguishes between a
+ detached HEAD vs. a HEAD that points at a branch.
- This is a potentially backward-incompatible change.
+ This is a potentially backward-incompatible change; see above for
+ more information.
- * "git branch" on a detached HEAD always said "(detached from xyz)",
- even when "git status" would report "detached at xyz". The HEAD is
- actually at xyz and haven't been moved since it was detached in
- such a case, but the user cannot read what the current value of
- HEAD is when "detached from" is used.
+ * When HEAD was detached when at commit xyz and hasn't been moved
+ since it was detached, "git status" would report "detached at xyz"
+ whereas "git branch" would report "detached from xyz". Now the
+ output of "git branch" agrees with that of "git status".
- * "git -C '' subcmd" refused to work in the current directory, unlike
- "cd ''" which silently behaves as a no-op.
+ This is a potentially backward-incompatible change; see above for
+ more information.
+
+ * "git -C '' subcmd" now works in the current directory (analogously
+ to "cd ''") rather than dying with an error message.
(merge 6a536e2 kn/git-cd-to-empty later to maint).
- * The versionsort.prerelease configuration variable can be used to
- specify that v1.0-pre1 comes before v1.0.
+ * The versionsort.prereleaseSuffix configuration variable can be used
+ to specify that, for example, v1.0-pre1 comes before v1.0.
* A new "push.followTags" configuration turns the "--follow-tags"
option on by default for the "git push" command.
- * "git log --graph --no-walk A B..." is a conflicting request that
- asks nonsense; no-walk tells us show discrete points in the
- history, while graph asks to draw connections between these
- discrete points. Forbid the combination.
+ * "git log --graph --no-walk A B..." is a nonsensical combination of
+ options: "--no-walk" requests discrete points in the history, while
+ "--graph" asks to draw connections between these discrete points.
+ Forbid the use of these options together.
* "git rev-list --bisect --first-parent" does not work (yet) and can
- even cause SEGV; forbid it. "git log --bisect --first-parent"
- would not be useful until "git bisect --first-parent" materializes,
- so it is also forbidden for now.
+ even cause SEGV; forbid it. "git log --bisect --first-parent" would
+ not be useful until "git bisect --first-parent" materializes, so
+ also forbid it for now.
Performance, Internal Implementation, Development Support etc.
- * Implementation of N_() macro has been updated slightly to help us
+ * Slightly change the implementation of the N_() macro to help us
detect mistakes.
- * Implementation of "reflog expire" has been restructured to fit the
- reflogs better with the recently updated ref API.
+ * Restructure the implementation of "reflog expire" to fit better
+ with the recently updated reference API.
- * The transport-helper did not give transport options such as
+ * The transport-helper did not pass transport options such as
verbosity, progress, cloning, etc. to import and export based
helpers, like it did for fetch and push based helpers, robbing them
- the chance to honor the wish of the end-users better.
-
- * The tests that wanted to see that file becomes unreadable after
- running "chmod a-r file", and the tests that wanted to make sure it
- is not run as root, we used "can we write into the / directory?" as
- a cheap substitute, but on some platforms that is not a good
- heuristics. The tests and their prerequisites have been updated to
- check what they really require.
+ of the chance to honor the wish of the end-users better.
+
+ * The tests that wanted to see that a file becomes unreadable after
+ running "chmod a-r file", and the tests that wanted to make sure
+ that they are not run as root, used "can we write into the /
+ directory?" as a cheap substitute. But on some platforms that is
+ not a good heuristic. The tests and their prerequisites have been
+ updated to check what they really require.
(merge f400e51 jk/sanity later to maint).
* Various issues around "reflog expire", e.g. using --updateref when
expiring a reflog for a symbolic reference, have been corrected
and/or made saner.
- * The strbuf API was explained between the API documentation and in
- the header file. Move missing bits to strbuf.h so that programmers
- can check only one place for all necessary information.
+ * The documentation for the strbuf API had been split between the API
+ documentation and the header file. Consolidate the documentation in
+ strbuf.h.
* The error handling functions and conventions are now documented in
- the API manual.
+ the API manual (in api-error-handling.txt).
- * Optimize attribute look-up, mostly useful in "git grep" on a
+ * Optimize gitattribute look-up, mostly useful in "git grep" on a
project that does not use many attributes, by avoiding it when we
(should) know that the attributes are not defined in the first
place.
@@ -170,26 +177,25 @@ Performance, Internal Implementation, Development Support etc.
(merge 0b868f0 sb/hex-object-name-is-at-most-41-bytes-long later to maint).
(merge 5d30851 dp/remove-duplicated-header-inclusion later to maint).
- * Simplify the ref transaction API around how "the ref should be
- pointing at this object" is specified.
+ * Simplify the ref transaction API for verifying that "the ref should
+ be pointing at this object".
- * Code in "git daemon" to parse out and hold hostnames used in
- request interpolation has been simplified.
+ * Simplify the code in "git daemon" that parses out and holds
+ hostnames used in request interpolation.
- * "git push" codepath has been restructured to make it easier to add
- new configuration bits.
+ * Restructure the "git push" codepath to make it easier to add new
+ configuration bits.
- * The run-command interface was easy to abuse and make a pipe for us
- to read from the process, wait for the process to finish and then
- attempt to read its output, which is a pattern that lead to a
- deadlock. Fix such uses by introducing a helper to do this
- correctly (i.e. we need to read first and then wait the process to
- finish) and also add code to prevent such abuse in the run-command
- helper.
+ * The run-command interface made it easy to make a pipe for us to
+ read from a process, wait for the process to finish, and then
+ attempt to read its output. But this pattern can lead to deadlock.
+ So introduce a helper to do this correctly (i.e., first read, and
+ then wait the process to finish) and also add code to prevent such
+ abuse in the run-command helper.
* People often forget to chain the commands in their test together
- with &&, leaving a failure from an earlier command in the test go
- unnoticed. The new GIT_TEST_CHAIN_LINT mechanism allows you to
+ with &&, letting a failure from an earlier command in the test go
+ unnoticed. The new GIT_TEST_CHAIN_LINT mechanism allows you to
catch such a mistake more easily.
@@ -208,33 +214,34 @@ notes for details).
(merge a46442f jk/blame-commit-label later to maint).
* "git rerere" (invoked internally from many mergy operations) did
- not correctly signal errors when told to update the working tree
- files and failed to do so for whatever reason.
+ not correctly signal errors when it attempted to update the working
+ tree files but failed for whatever reason.
(merge 89ea903 jn/rerere-fail-on-auto-update-failure later to maint).
* Setting diff.submodule to 'log' made "git format-patch" produce
broken patches.
(merge 339de50 dk/format-patch-ignore-diff-submodule later to maint).
- * After attempting and failing a password-less authentication
- (e.g. Kerberos), libcURL refuses to fall back to password based
- Basic authentication without a bit of help/encouragement.
+ * After attempting and failing a password-less authentication (e.g.,
+ Kerberos), libcURL refuses to fall back to password-based Basic
+ authentication without a bit of help/encouragement.
(merge 4dbe664 bc/http-fallback-to-password-after-krb-fails later to maint).
- * The "git push" documentation made the "--repo=<there>" option
+ * The "git push" documentation for the "--repo=<there>" option was
easily misunderstood.
(merge 57b92a7 mg/push-repo-option-doc later to maint).
- * Code to read branch name from various files in .git/ directory
- would have misbehaved if the code to write them left an empty file.
+ * Code to read a branch name from various files in the .git/
+ directory would have overrun array limits if asked to read an empty
+ file.
(merge 66ec904 jk/status-read-branch-name-fix later to maint).
- * A misspelled conditional that is always true has been fixed.
+ * Remove a superfluous conditional that is always true.
(merge 94ee8e2 jk/remote-curl-an-array-in-struct-cannot-be-null later to maint).
- * The documentation incorrectly said that C(opy) and R(ename) are the
- only ones that can be followed by the score number in the output in
- the --raw format.
+ * The "git diff --raw" documentation incorrectly implied that C(opy)
+ and R(ename) are the only statuses that can be followed by a score
+ number.
(merge ac1c2d9 jc/diff-format-doc later to maint).
* A broken pack .idx file in the receiving repository prevented the
@@ -251,44 +258,44 @@ notes for details).
to the "log" command.
(merge 3cab02d jc/doc-log-rev-list-options later to maint).
- * "git apply --whitespace=fix" used to under-allocate the memory when
- the fix resulted in a longer text than the original patch.
+ * "git apply --whitespace=fix" used to under-allocate memory when the
+ fix resulted in a longer text than the original patch.
(merge 407a792 jc/apply-ws-fix-expands later to maint).
* The interactive "show a list and let the user choose from it"
- interface "add -i" used showed and prompted to the user even when
- the candidate list was empty, against which the only "choice" the
- user could have made was to choose nothing.
+ interface used by "git add -i" unnecessarily prompted the user even
+ when the candidate list was empty, against which the only "choice"
+ the user could have made was to choose nothing.
(merge a9c4641 ak/add-i-empty-candidates later to maint).
- * The insn sheet "git rebase -i" creates did not fully honor
+ * The todo list created by "git rebase -i" did not fully honor
core.abbrev settings.
(merge edb72d5 ks/rebase-i-abbrev later to maint).
- * "git fetch" over a remote-helper that cannot respond to "list"
- command could not fetch from a symbolic reference e.g. HEAD.
+ * "git fetch" over a remote-helper that cannot respond to the "list"
+ command could not fetch from a symbolic reference (e.g., HEAD).
(merge 33cae54 mh/deref-symref-over-helper-transport later to maint).
* "git push --signed" gave an incorrectly worded error message when
the other side did not support the capability.
* The "git push --signed" protocol extension did not limit what the
- "nonce" that is a server-chosen string can contain or how long it
- can be, which was unnecessarily lax. Limit both the length and the
- alphabet to a reasonably small space that can still have enough
+ "nonce" (a server-chosen string) could contain nor how long it
+ could be, which was unnecessarily lax. Limit both the length and
+ the alphabet to a reasonably small space that can still have enough
entropy.
(merge afcb6ee jc/push-cert later to maint).
- * The completion script (in contrib/) contaminated global namespace
- and clobbered on a shell variable $x.
+ * The completion script (in contrib/) clobbered the shell variable $x
+ in the global shell namespace.
(merge 852ff1c ma/bash-completion-leaking-x later to maint).
- * We didn't format an integer that wouldn't fit in "int" but in
- "uintmax_t" correctly.
+ * We incorrectly formatted a "uintmax_t" integer that doesn't fit in
+ "int".
(merge d306f3d jk/decimal-width-for-uintmax later to maint).
- * Reading configuration from a blob object, when it ends with a lone
- CR, use to confuse the configuration parser.
+ * The configuration parser used to be confused when reading
+ configuration from a blob object that ends with a lone CR.
(merge 1d0655c jk/config-no-ungetc-eof later to maint).
* The pack bitmap support did not build with older versions of GCC.
@@ -304,21 +311,21 @@ notes for details).
(merge 1f985d6 ch/new-gpg-drops-rfc-1991 later to maint).
* The credential helper for Windows (in contrib/) used to mishandle
- a user name with an at-sign in it.
+ user names that contain an at-sign.
(merge 13d261e av/wincred-with-at-in-username-fix later to maint).
* "diff-highlight" (in contrib/) used to show byte-by-byte
- differences, which meant that multi-byte characters can be chopped
- in the middle. It learned to pay attention to character boundaries
- (assuming the UTF-8 payload).
+ differences, which could cause multi-byte characters to be chopped
+ in the middle. It learned to pay attention to character boundaries
+ (assuming UTF-8).
(merge 8d00662 jk/colors later to maint).
- * Longstanding configuration variable naming rules has been added to
- the documentation.
+ * Document longstanding configuration variable naming rules in
+ CodingGuidelines.
(merge 35840a3 jc/conf-var-doc later to maint).
* An earlier workaround to squelch unhelpful deprecation warnings
- from the compiler on Mac OSX unnecessarily set minimum required
+ from the compiler on OS X unnecessarily set a minimum required
version of the OS, which the user might want to raise (or lower)
for other reasons.
(merge 88c03eb es/squelch-openssl-warnings-on-macosx later to maint).
@@ -335,33 +342,36 @@ notes for details).
"path/to/submodule".
(merge 8196e72 ps/submodule-sanitize-path-upon-add later to maint).
- * "git merge-file" did not work correctly in a subdirectory.
+ * "git merge-file" did not work correctly when invoked in a
+ subdirectory.
(merge 204a8ff ab/merge-file-prefix later to maint).
- * "git blame" died, trying to free an uninitialized piece of memory.
+ * "git blame" could die trying to free an uninitialized piece of
+ memory.
(merge e600592 es/blame-commit-info-fix later to maint).
* "git fast-import" used to crash when it could not close and
- conclude the resulting packfile cleanly.
+ finalize the resulting packfile cleanly.
(merge 5e915f3 jk/fast-import-die-nicely-fix later to maint).
- * "update-index --refresh" used to leak when an entry cannot be
- refreshed for whatever reason.
+ * "update-index --refresh" used to leak memory when an entry could
+ not be refreshed for whatever reason.
(merge bc1c2ca sb/plug-leak-in-make-cache-entry later to maint).
* The "interpolated-path" option of "git daemon" inserted any string
- client declared on the "host=" capability request without checking.
- Sanitize and limit %H and %CH to a saner and a valid DNS name.
+ the client declared on the "host=" capability request without
+ checking. Sanitize and limit %H and %CH to a saner and a valid DNS
+ name.
(merge b485373 jk/daemon-interpolate later to maint).
- * "git daemon" looked up the hostname even when "%CH" and "%IP"
- interpolations are not requested, which was unnecessary.
+ * "git daemon" unnecessarily looked up the hostname even when "%CH"
+ and "%IP" interpolations were not requested.
(merge dc8edc8 rs/daemon-interpolate later to maint).
- * Even though we officially haven't dropped Perl 5.8 support, the
- Getopt::Long package that came with it does not support "--no-"
- prefix to negate a boolean option; manually add support to help
- people with older Getopt::Long package.
+ * We relied on "--no-" prefix handling in Perl's Getopt::Long
+ package, even though that support didn't exist in Perl 5.8 (which
+ we still support). Manually add support to help people with older
+ Getopt::Long packages.
(merge f471494 km/send-email-getopt-long-workarounds later to maint).
* "git apply" was not very careful about reading from, removing,
@@ -370,13 +380,13 @@ notes for details).
replacement for GNU patch).
(merge e0d201b jc/apply-beyond-symlink later to maint).
- * A breakage to git-svn around v2.2 era that triggers premature
- closing of FileHandle has been corrected.
+ * Correct a breakage in git-svn, introduced around the v2.2 era, that
+ can cause FileHandles to be closed prematurely.
(merge e426311 ew/svn-maint-fixes later to maint).
- * We did not parse username followed by literal IPv6 address in SSH
- transport URLs, e.g. ssh://user@[2001:db8::1]:22/repo.git
- correctly.
+ * We did not parse usernames followed by literal IPv6 addresses
+ correctly in SSH transport URLs; e.g.,
+ ssh://user@[2001:db8::1]:22/repo.git.
(merge 6b6c5f7 tb/connect-ipv6-parse-fix later to maint).
* The configuration variable 'mailinfo.scissors' was hard to
@@ -387,28 +397,26 @@ notes for details).
submodule.*.update configuration was not clearly documented.
(merge 5c31acf ms/submodule-update-config-doc later to maint).
- * "git diff --shortstat --dirstat=changes" showed a dirstat based on
- lines that was never asked by the end user in addition to the
- dirstat that the user asked for.
+ * "git diff --shortstat" used together with "--dirstat=changes" or
+ "--dirstat=files" incorrectly output dirstat information twice.
(merge ab27389 mk/diff-shortstat-dirstat-fix later to maint).
- * "git remote add" mentioned "--tags" and "--no-tags" and was not
- clear that fetch from the remote in the future will use the default
- behaviour when neither is given to override it.
+ * The manpage for "git remote add" mentioned "--tags" and "--no-tags"
+ but did not explain what happens if neither option is provided.
(merge aaba0ab mg/doc-remote-tags-or-not later to maint).
- * Description given by "grep -h" for its --exclude-standard option
- was phrased poorly.
+ * The description of "--exclude-standard option" in the output of
+ "git grep -h" was phrased poorly.
(merge 77fdb8a nd/grep-exclude-standard-help-fix later to maint).
- * "git rebase -i" recently started to include the number of
- commits in the insn sheet to be processed, but on a platform
- that prepends leading whitespaces to "wc -l" output, the numbers
- are shown with extra whitespaces that aren't necessary.
+ * "git rebase -i" recently started to include the number of commits
+ in the todo list, but that output included extraneous whitespace on
+ a platform that prepends leading whitespaces to its "wc -l" output.
(merge 2185d3b es/rebase-i-count-todo later to maint).
- * The borrowed code in kwset API did not follow our usual convention
- to use "unsigned char" to store values that range from 0-255.
+ * The borrowed code in the kwset API did not follow our usual
+ convention to use "unsigned char" to store values that range from
+ 0-255.
(merge 189c860 bw/kwset-use-unsigned later to maint).
* A corrupt input to "git diff -M" used to cause it to segfault.
@@ -418,9 +426,8 @@ notes for details).
(merge 3f88c1b mg/verify-commit later to maint).
* "git imap-send" learned to optionally talk with an IMAP server via
- libcURL; because there is no other option when Git is built with
- NO_OPENSSL option, use that codepath by default under such
- configuration.
+ libcURL. Because there is no other option when Git is built with
+ the NO_OPENSSL option, use libcURL by default in that case.
(merge dcd01ea km/imap-send-libcurl-options later to maint).
* "git log --decorate" did not reset colors correctly around the
@@ -436,44 +443,45 @@ notes for details).
transport.
(merge 8ddf3ca jk/smart-http-hide-refs later to maint).
- * "git tag -h" used to show the "--column" and "--sort" options
- that are about listing in a wrong section.
+ * In the "git tag -h" output, move the documentation for the
+ "--column" and "--sort" options to the "Tag listing options"
+ section.
(merge dd059c6 jk/tag-h-column-is-a-listing-option later to maint).
* "git prune" used to largely ignore broken refs when deciding which
- objects are still being used, which could spread an existing small
- damage and make it a larger one.
+ objects are still being used, which could cause reference
+ corruption to lead to object loss.
(merge ea56c4e jk/prune-with-corrupt-refs later to maint).
- * The split-index mode introduced at v2.3.0-rc0~41 was broken in the
+ * The split-index mode introduced in v2.3.0-rc0~41 was broken in the
codepath to protect us against a broken reimplementation of Git
that writes an invalid index with duplicated index entries, etc.
(merge 03f15a7 tg/fix-check-order-with-split-index later to maint).
- * "git fetch" that fetches a commit using the allow-tip-sha1-in-want
- extension could have failed to fetch all the requested refs.
+ * "git fetch", when fetching a commit using the
+ allow-tip-sha1-in-want extension, could have failed to fetch all of
+ the requested refs.
(merge 32d0462 jk/fetch-pack later to maint).
* An failure early in the "git clone" that started creating the
- working tree and repository could have resulted in some directories
- and files left without getting cleaned up.
+ working tree and repository could have resulted in the failure to
+ clean up some directories and files.
(merge 16eff6c jk/cleanup-failed-clone later to maint).
* Recommend format-patch and send-email for those who want to submit
patches to this project.
(merge b25c469 jc/submitting-patches-mention-send-email later to maint).
- * Even though "git grep --quiet" is run merely to ask for the exit
- status, we spawned the pager regardless. Stop doing that.
+ * Do not spawn the pager when "git grep" is run with "--quiet".
(merge c2048f0 ws/grep-quiet-no-pager later to maint).
* The prompt script (in contrib/) did not show the untracked sign
when working in a subdirectory without any untracked files.
(merge 9bdc517 ct/prompt-untracked-fix later to maint).
- * An earlier update to the parser that disects a URL broke an
- address, followed by a colon, followed by an empty string (instead
- of the port number), e.g. ssh://example.com:/path/to/repo.
+ * An earlier update to the URL parser broke an address that contains
+ a colon but an empty string for the port number, like
+ ssh://example.com:/path/to/repo.
(merge 6b6c5f7 tb/connect-ipv6-parse-fix later to maint).
* Code cleanups and documentation updates.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/2.4.1.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/2.4.1.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..a65a6c5
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/2.4.1.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,40 @@
+Git v2.4.1 Release Notes
+========================
+
+Fixes since v2.4
+----------------
+
+ * The usual "git diff" when seeing a file turning into a directory
+ showed a patchset to remove the file and create all files in the
+ directory, but "git diff --no-index" simply refused to work. Also,
+ when asked to compare a file and a directory, imitate POSIX "diff"
+ and compare the file with the file with the same name in the
+ directory, instead of refusing to run.
+
+ * The default $HOME/.gitconfig file created upon "git config --global"
+ that edits it had incorrectly spelled user.name and user.email
+ entries in it.
+
+ * "git commit --date=now" or anything that relies on approxidate lost
+ the daylight-saving-time offset.
+
+ * "git cat-file bl $blob" failed to barf even though there is no
+ object type that is "bl".
+
+ * Teach the codepaths that read .gitignore and .gitattributes files
+ that these files encoded in UTF-8 may have UTF-8 BOM marker at the
+ beginning; this makes it in line with what we do for configuration
+ files already.
+
+ * Access to objects in repositories that borrow from another one on a
+ slow NFS server unnecessarily got more expensive due to recent code
+ becoming more cautious in a naive way not to lose objects to pruning.
+
+ * We avoid setting core.worktree when the repository location is the
+ ".git" directory directly at the top level of the working tree, but
+ the code misdetected the case in which the working tree is at the
+ root level of the filesystem (which arguably is a silly thing to
+ do, but still valid).
+
+Also contains typofixes, documentation updates and trivial code
+clean-ups.
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/2.4.2.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/2.4.2.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..250cdc4
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/2.4.2.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,45 @@
+Git v2.4.2 Release Notes
+========================
+
+Fixes since v2.4.1
+------------------
+
+ * "git rev-list --objects $old --not --all" to see if everything that
+ is reachable from $old is already connected to the existing refs
+ was very inefficient.
+
+ * "hash-object --literally" introduced in v2.2 was not prepared to
+ take a really long object type name.
+
+ * "git rebase --quiet" was not quite quiet when there is nothing to
+ do.
+
+ * The completion for "log --decorate=" parameter value was incorrect.
+
+ * "filter-branch" corrupted commit log message that ends with an
+ incomplete line on platforms with some "sed" implementations that
+ munge such a line. Work it around by avoiding to use "sed".
+
+ * "git daemon" fails to build from the source under NO_IPV6
+ configuration (regression in 2.4).
+
+ * "git stash pop/apply" forgot to make sure that not just the working
+ tree is clean but also the index is clean. The latter is important
+ as a stash application can conflict and the index will be used for
+ conflict resolution.
+
+ * We have prepended $GIT_EXEC_PATH and the path "git" is installed in
+ (typically "/usr/bin") to $PATH when invoking subprograms and hooks
+ for almost eternity, but the original use case the latter tried to
+ support was semi-bogus (i.e. install git to /opt/foo/git and run it
+ without having /opt/foo on $PATH), and more importantly it has
+ become less and less relevant as Git grew more mainstream (i.e. the
+ users would _want_ to have it on their $PATH). Stop prepending the
+ path in which "git" is installed to users' $PATH, as that would
+ interfere the command search order people depend on (e.g. they may
+ not like versions of programs that are unrelated to Git in /usr/bin
+ and want to override them by having different ones in /usr/local/bin
+ and have the latter directory earlier in their $PATH).
+
+Also contains typofixes, documentation updates and trivial code
+clean-ups.
diff --git a/Documentation/blame-options.txt b/Documentation/blame-options.txt
index b299b59..a09969b 100644
--- a/Documentation/blame-options.txt
+++ b/Documentation/blame-options.txt
@@ -10,7 +10,7 @@
Include additional statistics at the end of blame output.
-L <start>,<end>::
--L :<regex>::
+-L :<funcname>::
Annotate only the given line range. May be specified multiple times.
Overlapping ranges are allowed.
+
diff --git a/Documentation/config.txt b/Documentation/config.txt
index 2e5ceaf..f4fb31a 100644
--- a/Documentation/config.txt
+++ b/Documentation/config.txt
@@ -2033,7 +2033,7 @@ pull.ff::
a case (equivalent to giving the `--no-ff` option from the command
line). When set to `only`, only such fast-forward merges are
allowed (equivalent to giving the `--ff-only` option from the
- command line).
+ command line). This setting overrides `merge.ff` when pulling.
pull.rebase::
When true, rebase branches on top of the fetched branch, instead
@@ -2270,18 +2270,18 @@ remote.<name>.skipFetchAll::
remote.<name>.receivepack::
The default program to execute on the remote side when pushing. See
- option \--receive-pack of linkgit:git-push[1].
+ option --receive-pack of linkgit:git-push[1].
remote.<name>.uploadpack::
The default program to execute on the remote side when fetching. See
- option \--upload-pack of linkgit:git-fetch-pack[1].
+ option --upload-pack of linkgit:git-fetch-pack[1].
remote.<name>.tagOpt::
- Setting this value to \--no-tags disables automatic tag following when
- fetching from remote <name>. Setting it to \--tags will fetch every
+ Setting this value to --no-tags disables automatic tag following when
+ fetching from remote <name>. Setting it to --tags will fetch every
tag from remote <name>, even if they are not reachable from remote
branch heads. Passing these flags directly to linkgit:git-fetch[1] can
- override this setting. See options \--tags and \--no-tags of
+ override this setting. See options --tags and --no-tags of
linkgit:git-fetch[1].
remote.<name>.vcs::
diff --git a/Documentation/diff-generate-patch.txt b/Documentation/diff-generate-patch.txt
index 843a20b..bcf54da 100644
--- a/Documentation/diff-generate-patch.txt
+++ b/Documentation/diff-generate-patch.txt
@@ -77,7 +77,7 @@ combined diff format
Any diff-generating command can take the `-c` or `--cc` option to
produce a 'combined diff' when showing a merge. This is the default
format when showing merges with linkgit:git-diff[1] or
-linkgit:git-show[1]. Note also that you can give the `-m' option to any
+linkgit:git-show[1]. Note also that you can give the `-m` option to any
of these commands to force generation of diffs with individual parents
of a merge.
diff --git a/Documentation/diff-options.txt b/Documentation/diff-options.txt
index ccd4998..b7c3afe 100644
--- a/Documentation/diff-options.txt
+++ b/Documentation/diff-options.txt
@@ -23,7 +23,9 @@ ifndef::git-format-patch[]
-u::
--patch::
Generate patch (see section on generating patches).
- {git-diff? This is the default.}
+ifdef::git-diff[]
+ This is the default.
+endif::git-diff[]
endif::git-format-patch[]
-s::
@@ -42,7 +44,9 @@ endif::git-format-patch[]
ifndef::git-format-patch[]
--raw::
Generate the raw format.
- {git-diff-core? This is the default.}
+ifdef::git-diff-core[]
+ This is the default.
+endif::git-diff-core[]
endif::git-format-patch[]
ifndef::git-format-patch[]
diff --git a/Documentation/git-add.txt b/Documentation/git-add.txt
index f2eb907..fe5282f 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-add.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-add.txt
@@ -93,7 +93,8 @@ This effectively runs `add --interactive`, but bypasses the
initial command menu and directly jumps to the `patch` subcommand.
See ``Interactive mode'' for details.
--e, \--edit::
+-e::
+--edit::
Open the diff vs. the index in an editor and let the user
edit it. After the editor was closed, adjust the hunk headers
and apply the patch to the index.
diff --git a/Documentation/git-credential-store.txt b/Documentation/git-credential-store.txt
index bc97071..e3c8f27 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-credential-store.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-credential-store.txt
@@ -31,10 +31,41 @@ OPTIONS
--file=<path>::
- Use `<path>` to store credentials. The file will have its
+ Use `<path>` to lookup and store credentials. The file will have its
filesystem permissions set to prevent other users on the system
from reading it, but will not be encrypted or otherwise
- protected. Defaults to `~/.git-credentials`.
+ protected. If not specified, credentials will be searched for from
+ `~/.git-credentials` and `$XDG_CONFIG_HOME/git/credentials`, and
+ credentials will be written to `~/.git-credentials` if it exists, or
+ `$XDG_CONFIG_HOME/git/credentials` if it exists and the former does
+ not. See also <<FILES>>.
+
+[[FILES]]
+FILES
+-----
+
+If not set explicitly with '--file', there are two files where
+git-credential-store will search for credentials in order of precedence:
+
+~/.git-credentials::
+ User-specific credentials file.
+
+$XDG_CONFIG_HOME/git/credentials::
+ Second user-specific credentials file. If '$XDG_CONFIG_HOME' is not set
+ or empty, `$HOME/.config/git/credentials` will be used. Any credentials
+ stored in this file will not be used if `~/.git-credentials` has a
+ matching credential as well. It is a good idea not to create this file
+ if you sometimes use older versions of Git that do not support it.
+
+For credential lookups, the files are read in the order given above, with the
+first matching credential found taking precedence over credentials found in
+files further down the list.
+
+Credential storage will by default write to the first existing file in the
+list. If none of these files exist, `~/.git-credentials` will be created and
+written to.
+
+When erasing credentials, matching credentials will be erased from all files.
EXAMPLES
--------
diff --git a/Documentation/git-fast-export.txt b/Documentation/git-fast-export.txt
index 929e496..ed57c68 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-fast-export.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-fast-export.txt
@@ -67,17 +67,17 @@ produced incorrect results if you gave these options.
have been completed, or to save the marks table across
incremental runs. As <file> is only opened and truncated
at completion, the same path can also be safely given to
- \--import-marks.
+ --import-marks.
The file will not be written if no new object has been
marked/exported.
--import-marks=<file>::
Before processing any input, load the marks specified in
<file>. The input file must exist, must be readable, and
- must use the same format as produced by \--export-marks.
+ must use the same format as produced by --export-marks.
+
Any commits that have already been marked will not be exported again.
-If the backend uses a similar \--import-marks file, this allows for
+If the backend uses a similar --import-marks file, this allows for
incremental bidirectional exporting of the repository by keeping the
marks the same across runs.
diff --git a/Documentation/git-fast-import.txt b/Documentation/git-fast-import.txt
index 690fed3..fd32895 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-fast-import.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-fast-import.txt
@@ -42,13 +42,13 @@ OPTIONS
--quiet::
Disable all non-fatal output, making fast-import silent when it
is successful. This option disables the output shown by
- \--stats.
+ --stats.
--stats::
Display some basic statistics about the objects fast-import has
created, the packfiles they were stored into, and the
memory used by fast-import during this run. Showing this output
- is currently the default, but can be disabled with \--quiet.
+ is currently the default, but can be disabled with --quiet.
Options for Frontends
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
@@ -81,12 +81,12 @@ Locations of Marks Files
have been completed, or to save the marks table across
incremental runs. As <file> is only opened and truncated
at checkpoint (or completion) the same path can also be
- safely given to \--import-marks.
+ safely given to --import-marks.
--import-marks=<file>::
Before processing any input, load the marks specified in
<file>. The input file must exist, must be readable, and
- must use the same format as produced by \--export-marks.
+ must use the same format as produced by --export-marks.
Multiple options may be supplied to import more than one
set of marks. If a mark is defined to different values,
the last file wins.
@@ -179,8 +179,8 @@ fast-forward update, fast-import will skip updating that ref and instead
prints a warning message. fast-import will always attempt to update all
branch refs, and does not stop on the first failure.
-Branch updates can be forced with \--force, but it's recommended that
-this only be used on an otherwise quiet repository. Using \--force
+Branch updates can be forced with --force, but it's recommended that
+this only be used on an otherwise quiet repository. Using --force
is not necessary for an initial import into an empty repository.
@@ -231,11 +231,11 @@ Date Formats
~~~~~~~~~~~~
The following date formats are supported. A frontend should select
the format it will use for this import by passing the format name
-in the \--date-format=<fmt> command-line option.
+in the --date-format=<fmt> command-line option.
`raw`::
This is the Git native format and is `<time> SP <offutc>`.
- It is also fast-import's default format, if \--date-format was
+ It is also fast-import's default format, if --date-format was
not specified.
+
The time of the event is specified by `<time>` as the number of
@@ -437,7 +437,7 @@ the email address from the other fields in the line. Note that
of bytes, except `LT`, `GT` and `LF`. `<name>` is typically UTF-8 encoded.
The time of the change is specified by `<when>` using the date format
-that was selected by the \--date-format=<fmt> command-line option.
+that was selected by the --date-format=<fmt> command-line option.
See ``Date Formats'' above for the set of supported formats, and
their syntax.
@@ -600,7 +600,7 @@ be removed from the branch.
See `filemodify` above for a detailed description of `<path>`.
`filecopy`
-^^^^^^^^^^^^
+^^^^^^^^^^
Recursively copies an existing file or subdirectory to a different
location within the branch. The existing file or directory must
exist. If the destination exists it will be completely replaced
@@ -888,7 +888,7 @@ save out all current branch refs, tags and marks.
....
Note that fast-import automatically switches packfiles when the current
-packfile reaches \--max-pack-size, or 4 GiB, whichever limit is
+packfile reaches --max-pack-size, or 4 GiB, whichever limit is
smaller. During an automatic packfile switch fast-import does not update
the branch refs, tags or marks.
@@ -1226,7 +1226,7 @@ users of fast-import, and are offered here as suggestions.
Use One Mark Per Commit
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
When doing a repository conversion, use a unique mark per commit
-(`mark :<n>`) and supply the \--export-marks option on the command
+(`mark :<n>`) and supply the --export-marks option on the command
line. fast-import will dump a file which lists every mark and the Git
object SHA-1 that corresponds to it. If the frontend can tie
the marks back to the source repository, it is easy to verify the
@@ -1291,7 +1291,7 @@ even for considerably large projects (100,000+ commits).
However repacking the repository is necessary to improve data
locality and access performance. It can also take hours on extremely
-large projects (especially if -f and a large \--window parameter is
+large projects (especially if -f and a large --window parameter is
used). Since repacking is safe to run alongside readers and writers,
run the repack in the background and let it finish when it finishes.
There is no reason to wait to explore your new Git project!
@@ -1305,7 +1305,7 @@ Repacking Historical Data
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
If you are repacking very old imported data (e.g. older than the
last year), consider expending some extra CPU time and supplying
-\--window=50 (or higher) when you run 'git repack'.
+--window=50 (or higher) when you run 'git repack'.
This will take longer, but will also produce a smaller packfile.
You only need to expend the effort once, and everyone using your
project will benefit from the smaller repository.
@@ -1407,7 +1407,7 @@ branch, their in-memory storage size can grow to a considerable size
fast-import automatically moves active branches to inactive status based on
a simple least-recently-used algorithm. The LRU chain is updated on
each `commit` command. The maximum number of active branches can be
-increased or decreased on the command line with \--active-branches=.
+increased or decreased on the command line with --active-branches=.
per active tree
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
diff --git a/Documentation/git-fetch-pack.txt b/Documentation/git-fetch-pack.txt
index 93b5067..8680f45 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-fetch-pack.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-fetch-pack.txt
@@ -80,7 +80,7 @@ be in a separate packet, and the list must end with a flush packet.
the things up in .bash_profile).
--exec=<git-upload-pack>::
- Same as \--upload-pack=<git-upload-pack>.
+ Same as --upload-pack=<git-upload-pack>.
--depth=<n>::
Limit fetching to ancestor-chains not longer than n.
diff --git a/Documentation/git-hash-object.txt b/Documentation/git-hash-object.txt
index 02c1f12..0c75f3b 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-hash-object.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-hash-object.txt
@@ -9,7 +9,7 @@ git-hash-object - Compute object ID and optionally creates a blob from a file
SYNOPSIS
--------
[verse]
-'git hash-object' [-t <type>] [-w] [--path=<file>|--no-filters] [--stdin] [--] <file>...
+'git hash-object' [-t <type>] [-w] [--path=<file>|--no-filters] [--stdin [--literally]] [--] <file>...
'git hash-object' [-t <type>] [-w] --stdin-paths [--no-filters] < <list-of-paths>
DESCRIPTION
@@ -51,7 +51,13 @@ OPTIONS
Hash the contents as is, ignoring any input filter that would
have been chosen by the attributes mechanism, including the end-of-line
conversion. If the file is read from standard input then this
- is always implied, unless the --path option is given.
+ is always implied, unless the `--path` option is given.
+
+--literally::
+ Allow `--stdin` to hash any garbage into a loose object which might not
+ otherwise pass standard object parsing or git-fsck checks. Useful for
+ stress-testing Git itself or reproducing characteristics of corrupt or
+ bogus objects encountered in the wild.
GIT
---
diff --git a/Documentation/git-http-backend.txt b/Documentation/git-http-backend.txt
index d422ba4..3ca18c4 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-http-backend.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-http-backend.txt
@@ -65,8 +65,8 @@ automatically by the web server.
EXAMPLES
--------
-All of the following examples map 'http://$hostname/git/foo/bar.git'
-to '/var/www/git/foo/bar.git'.
+All of the following examples map `http://$hostname/git/foo/bar.git`
+to `/var/www/git/foo/bar.git`.
Apache 2.x::
Ensure mod_cgi, mod_alias, and mod_env are enabled, set
diff --git a/Documentation/git-log.txt b/Documentation/git-log.txt
index 18bc716..5692945 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-log.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-log.txt
@@ -62,9 +62,9 @@ produced by `--stat`, etc.
output by allowing them to allocate space in advance.
-L <start>,<end>:<file>::
--L :<regex>:<file>::
+-L :<funcname>:<file>::
Trace the evolution of the line range given by "<start>,<end>"
- (or the funcname regex <regex>) within the <file>. You may
+ (or the function name regex <funcname>) within the <file>. You may
not give any pathspec limiters. This is currently limited to
a walk starting from a single revision, i.e., you may only
give zero or one positive revision arguments.
diff --git a/Documentation/git-pack-objects.txt b/Documentation/git-pack-objects.txt
index c2f76fb..bbea529 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-pack-objects.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-pack-objects.txt
@@ -192,7 +192,7 @@ self-contained. Use `git index-pack --fix-thin`
--shallow::
Optimize a pack that will be provided to a client with a shallow
- repository. This option, combined with \--thin, can result in a
+ repository. This option, combined with --thin, can result in a
smaller pack at the cost of speed.
--delta-base-offset::
diff --git a/Documentation/git-push.txt b/Documentation/git-push.txt
index 863c30c..135d810 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-push.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-push.txt
@@ -265,8 +265,8 @@ origin +master` to force a push to the `master` branch). See the
--[no-]verify::
Toggle the pre-push hook (see linkgit:githooks[5]). The
- default is \--verify, giving the hook a chance to prevent the
- push. With \--no-verify, the hook is bypassed completely.
+ default is --verify, giving the hook a chance to prevent the
+ push. With --no-verify, the hook is bypassed completely.
include::urls-remotes.txt[]
diff --git a/Documentation/git-rebase.txt b/Documentation/git-rebase.txt
index 47984e8..1d01baa 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-rebase.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-rebase.txt
@@ -80,7 +80,7 @@ remain the checked-out branch.
If the upstream branch already contains a change you have made (e.g.,
because you mailed a patch which was applied upstream), then that commit
will be skipped. For example, running `git rebase master` on the
-following history (in which A' and A introduce the same set of changes,
+following history (in which `A'` and `A` introduce the same set of changes,
but have different committer information):
------------
diff --git a/Documentation/git-rev-list.txt b/Documentation/git-rev-list.txt
index 5b11922..b10ea60 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-rev-list.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-rev-list.txt
@@ -9,54 +9,54 @@ git-rev-list - Lists commit objects in reverse chronological order
SYNOPSIS
--------
[verse]
-'git rev-list' [ \--max-count=<number> ]
- [ \--skip=<number> ]
- [ \--max-age=<timestamp> ]
- [ \--min-age=<timestamp> ]
- [ \--sparse ]
- [ \--merges ]
- [ \--no-merges ]
- [ \--min-parents=<number> ]
- [ \--no-min-parents ]
- [ \--max-parents=<number> ]
- [ \--no-max-parents ]
- [ \--first-parent ]
- [ \--remove-empty ]
- [ \--full-history ]
- [ \--not ]
- [ \--all ]
- [ \--branches[=<pattern>] ]
- [ \--tags[=<pattern>] ]
- [ \--remotes[=<pattern>] ]
- [ \--glob=<glob-pattern> ]
- [ \--ignore-missing ]
- [ \--stdin ]
- [ \--quiet ]
- [ \--topo-order ]
- [ \--parents ]
- [ \--timestamp ]
- [ \--left-right ]
- [ \--left-only ]
- [ \--right-only ]
- [ \--cherry-mark ]
- [ \--cherry-pick ]
- [ \--encoding=<encoding> ]
- [ \--(author|committer|grep)=<pattern> ]
- [ \--regexp-ignore-case | -i ]
- [ \--extended-regexp | -E ]
- [ \--fixed-strings | -F ]
- [ \--date=(local|relative|default|iso|iso-strict|rfc|short) ]
- [ [ \--objects | \--objects-edge | \--objects-edge-aggressive ]
- [ \--unpacked ] ]
- [ \--pretty | \--header ]
- [ \--bisect ]
- [ \--bisect-vars ]
- [ \--bisect-all ]
- [ \--merge ]
- [ \--reverse ]
- [ \--walk-reflogs ]
- [ \--no-walk ] [ \--do-walk ]
- [ \--use-bitmap-index ]
+'git rev-list' [ --max-count=<number> ]
+ [ --skip=<number> ]
+ [ --max-age=<timestamp> ]
+ [ --min-age=<timestamp> ]
+ [ --sparse ]
+ [ --merges ]
+ [ --no-merges ]
+ [ --min-parents=<number> ]
+ [ --no-min-parents ]
+ [ --max-parents=<number> ]
+ [ --no-max-parents ]
+ [ --first-parent ]
+ [ --remove-empty ]
+ [ --full-history ]
+ [ --not ]
+ [ --all ]
+ [ --branches[=<pattern>] ]
+ [ --tags[=<pattern>] ]
+ [ --remotes[=<pattern>] ]
+ [ --glob=<glob-pattern> ]
+ [ --ignore-missing ]
+ [ --stdin ]
+ [ --quiet ]
+ [ --topo-order ]
+ [ --parents ]
+ [ --timestamp ]
+ [ --left-right ]
+ [ --left-only ]
+ [ --right-only ]
+ [ --cherry-mark ]
+ [ --cherry-pick ]
+ [ --encoding=<encoding> ]
+ [ --(author|committer|grep)=<pattern> ]
+ [ --regexp-ignore-case | -i ]
+ [ --extended-regexp | -E ]
+ [ --fixed-strings | -F ]
+ [ --date=(local|relative|default|iso|iso-strict|rfc|short) ]
+ [ [ --objects | --objects-edge | --objects-edge-aggressive ]
+ [ --unpacked ] ]
+ [ --pretty | --header ]
+ [ --bisect ]
+ [ --bisect-vars ]
+ [ --bisect-all ]
+ [ --merge ]
+ [ --reverse ]
+ [ --walk-reflogs ]
+ [ --no-walk ] [ --do-walk ]
+ [ --use-bitmap-index ]
<commit>... [ \-- <paths>... ]
DESCRIPTION
diff --git a/Documentation/git-rev-parse.txt b/Documentation/git-rev-parse.txt
index d6de42f..bf81b97 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-rev-parse.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-rev-parse.txt
@@ -102,7 +102,7 @@ eval "set -- $(git rev-parse --sq --prefix "$prefix" "$@")"
+
If you want to make sure that the output actually names an object in
your object database and/or can be used as a specific type of object
-you require, you can add "\^{type}" peeling operator to the parameter.
+you require, you can add the `^{type}` peeling operator to the parameter.
For example, `git rev-parse "$VAR^{commit}"` will make sure `$VAR`
names an existing object that is a commit-ish (i.e. a commit, or an
annotated tag that points at a commit). To make sure that `$VAR`
@@ -147,7 +147,7 @@ can be used.
form as close to the original input as possible.
--symbolic-full-name::
- This is similar to \--symbolic, but it omits input that
+ This is similar to --symbolic, but it omits input that
are not refs (i.e. branch or tag names; or more
explicitly disambiguating "heads/master" form, when you
want to name the "master" branch when there is an
diff --git a/Documentation/git-send-pack.txt b/Documentation/git-send-pack.txt
index 45c7725..b5d09f7 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-send-pack.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-send-pack.txt
@@ -29,7 +29,7 @@ OPTIONS
a directory on the default $PATH.
--exec=<git-receive-pack>::
- Same as \--receive-pack=<git-receive-pack>.
+ Same as --receive-pack=<git-receive-pack>.
--all::
Instead of explicitly specifying which refs to update,
diff --git a/Documentation/git-show.txt b/Documentation/git-show.txt
index 4e617e6..82a4125 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-show.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-show.txt
@@ -22,7 +22,7 @@ presents the merge commit in a special format as produced by
For tags, it shows the tag message and the referenced objects.
For trees, it shows the names (equivalent to 'git ls-tree'
-with \--name-only).
+with --name-only).
For plain blobs, it shows the plain contents.
diff --git a/Documentation/git-status.txt b/Documentation/git-status.txt
index b3319f7..5221f95 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-status.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-status.txt
@@ -41,6 +41,14 @@ OPTIONS
--long::
Give the output in the long-format. This is the default.
+-v::
+--verbose::
+ In addition to the names of files that have been changed, also
+ show the textual changes that are staged to be committed
+ (i.e., like the output of `git diff --cached`). If `-v` is specified
+ twice, then also show the changes in the working tree that
+ have not yet been staged (i.e., like the output of `git diff`).
+
-u[<mode>]::
--untracked-files[=<mode>]::
Show untracked files.
diff --git a/Documentation/git-stripspace.txt b/Documentation/git-stripspace.txt
index 6c6e989..60328d5 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-stripspace.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-stripspace.txt
@@ -49,7 +49,7 @@ EXAMPLES
Given the following noisy input with '$' indicating the end of a line:
---------
+---------
|A brief introduction $
| $
|$
@@ -65,7 +65,7 @@ Given the following noisy input with '$' indicating the end of a line:
Use 'git stripspace' with no arguments to obtain:
---------
+---------
|A brief introduction$
|$
|A new paragraph$
@@ -79,7 +79,7 @@ Use 'git stripspace' with no arguments to obtain:
Use 'git stripspace --strip-comments' to obtain:
---------
+---------
|A brief introduction$
|$
|A new paragraph$
diff --git a/Documentation/git-svn.txt b/Documentation/git-svn.txt
index 39e9a18..11d1e2f 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-svn.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-svn.txt
@@ -70,8 +70,8 @@ COMMANDS
--username=<user>;;
For transports that SVN handles authentication for (http,
https, and plain svn), specify the username. For other
- transports (e.g. svn+ssh://), you must include the username in
- the URL, e.g. svn+ssh://foo@svn.bar.com/project
+ transports (e.g. `svn+ssh://`), you must include the username in
+ the URL, e.g. `svn+ssh://foo@svn.bar.com/project`
--prefix=<prefix>;;
This allows one to specify a prefix which is prepended
to the names of remotes if trunk/branches/tags are
@@ -279,9 +279,9 @@ first have already been pushed into SVN.
Ask the user to confirm that a patch set should actually be sent to SVN.
For each patch, one may answer "yes" (accept this patch), "no" (discard this
patch), "all" (accept all patches), or "quit".
- +
- 'git svn dcommit' returns immediately if answer is "no" or "quit", without
- committing anything to SVN.
++
+'git svn dcommit' returns immediately if answer is "no" or "quit", without
+committing anything to SVN.
'branch'::
Create a branch in the SVN repository.
diff --git a/Documentation/git-tag.txt b/Documentation/git-tag.txt
index bfba4ef..034d10d 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-tag.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-tag.txt
@@ -98,10 +98,13 @@ OPTIONS
--sort=<type>::
Sort in a specific order. Supported type is "refname"
(lexicographic order), "version:refname" or "v:refname" (tag
- names are treated as versions). Prepend "-" to reverse sort
- order. When this option is not given, the sort order defaults to the
- value configured for the 'tag.sort' variable if it exists, or
- lexicographic order otherwise. See linkgit:git-config[1].
+ names are treated as versions). The "version:refname" sort
+ order can also be affected by the
+ "versionsort.prereleaseSuffix" configuration variable. Prepend
+ "-" to reverse sort order. When this option is not given, the
+ sort order defaults to the value configured for the 'tag.sort'
+ variable if it exists, or lexicographic order otherwise. See
+ linkgit:git-config[1].
--column[=<options>]::
--no-column::
@@ -155,7 +158,7 @@ This option is only applicable when listing tags without annotation lines.
CONFIGURATION
-------------
By default, 'git tag' in sign-with-default mode (-s) will use your
-committer identity (of the form "Your Name <\your@email.address>") to
+committer identity (of the form `Your Name <your@email.address>`) to
find a key. If you want to use a different default key, you can specify
it in the repository configuration as follows:
diff --git a/Documentation/git.txt b/Documentation/git.txt
index e125c42..f582742 100644
--- a/Documentation/git.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git.txt
@@ -43,9 +43,18 @@ unreleased) version of Git, that is available from the 'master'
branch of the `git.git` repository.
Documentation for older releases are available here:
-* link:v2.3.6/git.html[documentation for release 2.3.6]
+* link:v2.4.2/git.html[documentation for release 2.4.2]
* release notes for
+ link:RelNotes/2.4.2.txt[2.4.2],
+ link:RelNotes/2.4.1.txt[2.4.1],
+ link:RelNotes/2.4.0.txt[2.4].
+
+* link:v2.3.8/git.html[documentation for release 2.3.8]
+
+* release notes for
+ link:RelNotes/2.3.8.txt[2.3.8],
+ link:RelNotes/2.3.7.txt[2.3.7],
link:RelNotes/2.3.6.txt[2.3.6],
link:RelNotes/2.3.5.txt[2.3.5],
link:RelNotes/2.3.4.txt[2.3.4],
diff --git a/Documentation/gitcore-tutorial.txt b/Documentation/gitcore-tutorial.txt
index 8475c07..36e9ab3 100644
--- a/Documentation/gitcore-tutorial.txt
+++ b/Documentation/gitcore-tutorial.txt
@@ -259,7 +259,7 @@ index 557db03..263414f 100644
@@ -1 +1,2 @@
Hello World
+It's a new day for git
-----
+------------
i.e. the diff of the change we caused by adding another line to `hello`.
diff --git a/Documentation/gitdiffcore.txt b/Documentation/gitdiffcore.txt
index c8b3e51..c579593 100644
--- a/Documentation/gitdiffcore.txt
+++ b/Documentation/gitdiffcore.txt
@@ -28,8 +28,8 @@ The 'git diff-{asterisk}' family works by first comparing two sets of
files:
- 'git diff-index' compares contents of a "tree" object and the
- working directory (when '\--cached' flag is not used) or a
- "tree" object and the index file (when '\--cached' flag is
+ working directory (when '--cached' flag is not used) or a
+ "tree" object and the index file (when '--cached' flag is
used);
- 'git diff-files' compares contents of the index file and the
@@ -142,7 +142,7 @@ merges these filepairs and creates:
When the "-C" option is used, the original contents of modified files,
and deleted files (and also unmodified files, if the
-"\--find-copies-harder" option is used) are considered as candidates
+"--find-copies-harder" option is used) are considered as candidates
of the source files in rename/copy operation. If the input were like
these filepairs, that talk about a modified file fileY and a newly
created file file0:
diff --git a/Documentation/gitk.txt b/Documentation/gitk.txt
index 7ae50aa..6ade002 100644
--- a/Documentation/gitk.txt
+++ b/Documentation/gitk.txt
@@ -99,10 +99,10 @@ linkgit:git-rev-list[1] for a complete list.
detailed explanation.)
-L<start>,<end>:<file>::
--L:<regex>:<file>::
+-L:<funcname>:<file>::
Trace the evolution of the line range given by "<start>,<end>"
- (or the funcname regex <regex>) within the <file>. You may
+ (or the function name regex <funcname>) within the <file>. You may
not give any pathspec limiters. This is currently limited to
a walk starting from a single revision, i.e., you may only
give zero or one positive revision arguments.
diff --git a/Documentation/gitremote-helpers.txt b/Documentation/gitremote-helpers.txt
index 8edf72c..82e2d15 100644
--- a/Documentation/gitremote-helpers.txt
+++ b/Documentation/gitremote-helpers.txt
@@ -408,14 +408,14 @@ set by Git if the remote helper has the 'option' capability.
of <n> correspond to the number of -v flags passed on the
command line.
-'option progress' \{'true'|'false'\}::
+'option progress' {'true'|'false'}::
Enables (or disables) progress messages displayed by the
transport helper during a command.
'option depth' <depth>::
Deepens the history of a shallow repository.
-'option followtags' \{'true'|'false'\}::
+'option followtags' {'true'|'false'}::
If enabled the helper should automatically fetch annotated
tag objects if the object the tag points at was transferred
during the fetch command. If the tag is not fetched by
@@ -423,7 +423,7 @@ set by Git if the remote helper has the 'option' capability.
ask for the tag specifically. Some helpers may be able to
use this option to avoid a second network connection.
-'option dry-run' \{'true'|'false'\}:
+'option dry-run' {'true'|'false'}:
If true, pretend the operation completed successfully,
but don't actually change any repository data. For most
helpers this only applies to the 'push', if supported.
@@ -434,18 +434,18 @@ set by Git if the remote helper has the 'option' capability.
must not rely on this option being set before
connect request occurs.
-'option check-connectivity' \{'true'|'false'\}::
+'option check-connectivity' {'true'|'false'}::
Request the helper to check connectivity of a clone.
-'option force' \{'true'|'false'\}::
+'option force' {'true'|'false'}::
Request the helper to perform a force update. Defaults to
'false'.
-'option cloning \{'true'|'false'\}::
+'option cloning {'true'|'false'}::
Notify the helper this is a clone request (i.e. the current
repository is guaranteed empty).
-'option update-shallow \{'true'|'false'\}::
+'option update-shallow {'true'|'false'}::
Allow to extend .git/shallow if the new refs require it.
SEE ALSO
diff --git a/Documentation/line-range-format.txt b/Documentation/line-range-format.txt
index d7f2603..829676f 100644
--- a/Documentation/line-range-format.txt
+++ b/Documentation/line-range-format.txt
@@ -22,8 +22,9 @@ This is only valid for <end> and will specify a number
of lines before or after the line given by <start>.
+
-If ``:<regex>'' is given in place of <start> and <end>, it denotes the range
-from the first funcname line that matches <regex>, up to the next
-funcname line. ``:<regex>'' searches from the end of the previous `-L` range,
-if any, otherwise from the start of file.
-``^:<regex>'' searches from the start of file.
+If ``:<funcname>'' is given in place of <start> and <end>, it is a
+regular expression that denotes the range from the first funcname line
+that matches <funcname>, up to the next funcname line. ``:<funcname>''
+searches from the end of the previous `-L` range, if any, otherwise
+from the start of file. ``^:<funcname>'' searches from the start of
+file.
diff --git a/Documentation/rev-list-options.txt b/Documentation/rev-list-options.txt
index f620ee4..77ac439 100644
--- a/Documentation/rev-list-options.txt
+++ b/Documentation/rev-list-options.txt
@@ -59,8 +59,8 @@ endif::git-rev-list[]
matches any of the given patterns are chosen (but see
`--all-match`).
+
-When `--show-notes` is in effect, the message from the notes as
-if it is part of the log message.
+When `--show-notes` is in effect, the message from the notes is
+matched as if it were part of the log message.
--all-match::
Limit the commits output to ones that match all given `--grep`,