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-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-apply.txt12
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diff --git a/Documentation/git-apply.txt b/Documentation/git-apply.txt
index f605327..9489664 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-apply.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-apply.txt
@@ -16,7 +16,7 @@ SYNOPSIS
[--ignore-space-change | --ignore-whitespace ]
[--whitespace=(nowarn|warn|fix|error|error-all)]
[--exclude=<path>] [--include=<path>] [--directory=<root>]
- [--verbose] [<patch>...]
+ [--verbose] [--unsafe-paths] [<patch>...]
DESCRIPTION
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@@ -229,6 +229,16 @@ For example, a patch that talks about updating `a/git-gui.sh` to `b/git-gui.sh`
can be applied to the file in the working tree `modules/git-gui/git-gui.sh` by
running `git apply --directory=modules/git-gui`.
+--unsafe-paths::
+ By default, a patch that affects outside the working area
+ (either a Git controlled working tree, or the current working
+ directory when "git apply" is used as a replacement of GNU
+ patch) is rejected as a mistake (or a mischief).
++
+When `git apply` is used as a "better GNU patch", the user can pass
+the `--unsafe-paths` option to override this safety check. This option
+has no effect when `--index` or `--cached` is in use.
+
Configuration
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