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diff --git a/Documentation/git-describe.txt b/Documentation/git-describe.txt
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+++ b/Documentation/git-describe.txt
@@ -30,9 +30,14 @@ OPTIONS
Commit-ish object names to describe. Defaults to HEAD if omitted.
--dirty[=<mark>]::
- Describe the working tree.
- It means describe HEAD and appends <mark> (`-dirty` by
- default) if the working tree is dirty.
+--broken[=<mark>]::
+ Describe the state of the working tree. When the working
+ tree matches HEAD, the output is the same as "git describe
+ HEAD". If the working tree has local modification "-dirty"
+ is appended to it. If a repository is corrupt and Git
+ cannot determine if there is local modification, Git will
+ error out, unless `--broken' is given, which appends
+ the suffix "-broken" instead.
--all::
Instead of using only the annotated tags, use any ref