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1 files changed, 32 insertions, 4 deletions
diff --git a/builtin/help.c b/builtin/help.c
index 8d4f6dd..7739a5c 100644
--- a/builtin/help.c
+++ b/builtin/help.c
@@ -38,7 +38,7 @@ static const char *html_path;
static int show_all = 0;
static int show_guides = 0;
static int show_config;
-static int verbose;
+static int verbose = 1;
static unsigned int colopts;
static enum help_format help_format = HELP_FORMAT_NONE;
static int exclude_guides;
@@ -415,9 +415,37 @@ static const char *check_git_cmd(const char* cmd)
alias = alias_lookup(cmd);
if (alias) {
- printf_ln(_("'%s' is aliased to '%s'"), cmd, alias);
- free(alias);
- exit(0);
+ const char **argv;
+ int count;
+
+ /*
+ * handle_builtin() in git.c rewrites "git cmd --help"
+ * to "git help --exclude-guides cmd", so we can use
+ * exclude_guides to distinguish "git cmd --help" from
+ * "git help cmd". In the latter case, or if cmd is an
+ * alias for a shell command, just print the alias
+ * definition.
+ */
+ if (!exclude_guides || alias[0] == '!') {
+ printf_ln(_("'%s' is aliased to '%s'"), cmd, alias);
+ free(alias);
+ exit(0);
+ }
+ /*
+ * Otherwise, we pretend that the command was "git
+ * word0 --help". We use split_cmdline() to get the
+ * first word of the alias, to ensure that we use the
+ * same rules as when the alias is actually
+ * used. split_cmdline() modifies alias in-place.
+ */
+ fprintf_ln(stderr, _("'%s' is aliased to '%s'"), cmd, alias);
+ count = split_cmdline(alias, &argv);
+ if (count < 0)
+ die(_("bad alias.%s string: %s"), cmd,
+ split_cmdline_strerror(count));
+ free(argv);
+ UNLEAK(alias);
+ return alias;
}
if (exclude_guides)