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-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-pull.txt5
-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-rebase.txt4
2 files changed, 5 insertions, 4 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/git-pull.txt b/Documentation/git-pull.txt
index 200eb22..4064452 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-pull.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-pull.txt
@@ -111,9 +111,8 @@ include::merge-options.txt[]
was rebased since last fetched, the rebase uses that information
to avoid rebasing non-local changes.
+
-When preserve, also rebase the current branch on top of the upstream
-branch, but pass `--preserve-merges` along to `git rebase` so that
-locally created merge commits will not be flattened.
+When set to preserve, rebase with the `--preserve-merges` option passed
+to `git rebase` so that locally created merge commits will not be flattened.
+
When false, merge the current branch into the upstream branch.
+
diff --git a/Documentation/git-rebase.txt b/Documentation/git-rebase.txt
index 924827d..c8ab48d 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-rebase.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-rebase.txt
@@ -362,7 +362,9 @@ default is `--no-fork-point`, otherwise the default is `--fork-point`.
-p::
--preserve-merges::
- Instead of ignoring merges, try to recreate them.
+ Recreate merge commits instead of flattening the history by replaying
+ commits a merge commit introduces. Merge conflict resolutions or manual
+ amendments to merge commits are not preserved.
+
This uses the `--interactive` machinery internally, but combining it
with the `--interactive` option explicitly is generally not a good