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2014-02-28docs: clarify remote restrictions for git-upload-archiveJeff King
Commits ee27ca4 and 0f544ee introduced rules by which git-upload-archive would restrict clients from accessing unreachable objects. However, we never documented those rules anywhere, nor their reason for being. Let's do so now. Signed-off-by: Jeff King <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2013-05-17documentation: trivial style cleanupsFelipe Contreras
White-spaces, missing braces, standardize --[no-]foo. Signed-off-by: Felipe Contreras <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2013-04-12archive: clarify explanation of --worktree-attributesRené Scharfe
Make it a bit clearer that --worktree-attributes is about files in the working tree (checked out files, possibly changed) and not the current working directory ($PWD). Link to the ATTRIBUTES section, which has more details. Reported-by: Amit Bakshi <> Signed-off-by: Rene Scharfe <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2013-02-01Documentation: the name of the system is 'Git', not 'git'Thomas Ackermann
Signed-off-by: Thomas Ackermann <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2012-04-26docs: stop using asciidoc no-inline-literalJeff King
In asciidoc 7, backticks like `foo` produced a typographic effect, but did not otherwise affect the syntax. In asciidoc 8, backticks introduce an "inline literal" inside which markup is not interpreted. To keep compatibility with existing documents, asciidoc 8 has a "no-inline-literal" attribute to keep the old behavior. We enabled this so that the documentation could be built on either version. It has been several years now, and asciidoc 7 is no longer in wide use. We can now decide whether or not we want inline literals on their own merits, which are: 1. The source is much easier to read when the literal contains punctuation. You can use `master~1` instead of `master{tilde}1`. 2. They are less error-prone. Because of point (1), we tend to make mistakes and forget the extra layer of quoting. This patch removes the no-inline-literal attribute from the Makefile and converts every use of backticks in the documentation to an inline literal (they must be cleaned up, or the example above would literally show "{tilde}" in the output). Problematic sites were found by grepping for '`.*[{\\]' and examined and fixed manually. The results were then verified by comparing the output of "html2text" on the set of generated html pages. Doing so revealed that in addition to making the source more readable, this patch fixes several formatting bugs: - HTML rendering used the ellipsis character instead of literal "..." in code examples (like "git log A...B") - some code examples used the right-arrow character instead of '->' because they failed to quote - api-config.txt did not quote tilde, and the resulting HTML contained a bogus snippet like: <tt><sub></tt> foo <tt></sub>bar</tt> which caused some parsers to choke and omit whole sections of the page. - git-commit.txt confused ``foo`` (backticks inside a literal) with ``foo'' (matched double-quotes) - mentions of `A U Thor <>` used to erroneously auto-generate a mailto footnote for - the description of --word-diff=plain incorrectly showed the output as "[-removed-] and {added}", not "{+added+}". - using "prime" notation like: commit `C` and its replacement `C'` confused asciidoc into thinking that everything between the first backtick and the final apostrophe were meant to be inside matched quotes - asciidoc got confused by the escaping of some of our asterisks. In particular, `credential.\*` and `credential.<url>.\*` properly escaped the asterisk in the first case, but literally passed through the backslash in the second case. Signed-off-by: Jeff King <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2011-08-04docs: put listed example commands in backticksJeff King
Many examples of git command invocation are given in asciidoc listing blocks, which makes them monospaced and avoids further interpretation of special characters. Some manpages make a list of examples, like: git foo:: Run git foo. git foo -q:: Use the "-q" option. to quickly show many variants. However, they can sometimes be hard to read, because they are shown in a proportional-width font (so, for example, seeing the difference between "-- foo" and "--foo" can be difficult). This patch puts all such examples into backticks, which gives the equivalent formatting to a listing block (i.e., monospaced and without character interpretation). As a bonus, this also fixes an example in the git-push manpage, in which "git push origin :::" was accidentally considered a newly-indented list, and not a list item with "git push origin :" in it. Signed-off-by: Jeff King <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2011-06-22upload-archive: allow user to turn off filtersJeff King
Some tar filters may be very expensive to run, so sites do not want to expose them via upload-archive. This patch lets users configure tar.<filter>.remote to turn them off. By default, gzip filters are left on, as they are about as expensive as creating zip archives. Signed-off-by: Jeff King <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2011-06-22archive: provide builtin .tar.gz filterJeff King
This works exactly as if the user had configured it via: [tar "tgz"] command = gzip -cn [tar "tar.gz"] command = gzip -cn but since it is so common, it's convenient to have it builtin without the user needing to do anything. Signed-off-by: Jeff King <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2011-06-22archive: implement configurable tar filtersJeff King
It's common to pipe the tar output produce by "git archive" through gzip or some other compressor. Locally, this can easily be done by using a shell pipe. When requesting a remote archive, though, it cannot be done through the upload-archive interface. This patch allows configurable tar filters, so that one could define a "tar.gz" format that automatically pipes tar output through gzip. Signed-off-by: Jeff King <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2011-04-14Merge branch 'maint'Junio C Hamano
* maint: archive: document limitation of tar.umask config setting t3306,t5304: avoid clock skew issues git.txt: fix list continuation
2011-04-14archive: document limitation of tar.umask config settingRené Scharfe
The local value of the config variable tar.umask is not passed to the other side with --remote. We may want to change that, but for now just document this fact. Reported-by: Jacek Masiulaniec <> Signed-off-by: Rene Scharfe <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2011-03-11doc: drop author/documentation sections from most pagesJeff King
The point of these sections is generally to: 1. Give credit where it is due. 2. Give the reader an idea of where to ask questions or file bug reports. But they don't do a good job of either case. For (1), they are out of date and incomplete. A much more accurate answer can be gotten through shortlog or blame. For (2), the correct contact point is generally git@vger, and even if you wanted to cc the contact point, the out-of-date and incomplete fields mean you're likely sending to somebody useless. So let's drop the fields entirely from all manpages except git(1) itself. We already point people to the mailing list for bug reports there, and we can update the Authors section to give credit to the major contributors and point to shortlog and blame for more information. Each page has a "This is part of git" footer, so people can follow that to the main git manpage.
2011-01-10Merge branch 'maint-1.7.2' into maintJunio C Hamano
* maint-1.7.2: Documentation/githooks: post-rewrite-copy-notes never existed Documentation/git-archive: spell --worktree-attributes correctly
2011-01-10Documentation/git-archive: spell --worktree-attributes correctlyThomas Rast
The --worktree-attributes option was correctly documented in ba053ea (archive: do not read .gitattributes in working directory, 2009-04-18). However, later in 9b4c8b0 (archive documentation: attributes are taken from the tree by default, 2010-02-10) the misspelling "--work-tree-attributes" was used to refer to it. Fix this. Noticed-by: Jeffrey Phillips Freeman <> Signed-off-by: Thomas Rast <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2010-10-08Use angles for placeholders consistentlyŠtěpán Němec
Signed-off-by: Štěpán Němec <> Acked-by: Jonathan Nieder <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2010-02-12archive documentation: attributes are taken from the tree by defaultJunio C Hamano
By default, git-archive takes attributes from the tree being archived. People however often wonder why their attempts to affect the way how the command archives their tree by changing .gitattributes in their work tree fail. Add a bit of explanatory note to tell them how to achieve what they want to do. Noticed-by: Francois Marier Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2010-01-10Documentation: spell 'git cmd' without dash throughoutThomas Rast
The documentation was quite inconsistent when spelling 'git cmd' if it only refers to the program, not to some specific invocation syntax: both 'git-cmd' and 'git cmd' spellings exist. The current trend goes towards dashless forms, and there is precedent in 647ac70 (git-svn.txt: stop using dash-form of commands., 2009-07-07) to actively eliminate the dashed variants. Replace 'git-cmd' with 'git cmd' throughout, except where git-shell, git-cvsserver, git-upload-pack, git-receive-pack, and git-upload-archive are concerned, because those really live in the $PATH.
2009-12-04archive: clarify description of path parameterRené Scharfe
Mention that path parameters are based on the current working directory. Signed-off-by: Rene Scharfe <> -- Documentation/git-archive.txt | 5 +++-- 1 files changed, 3 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-) Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2009-09-13git-archive: infer output format from filename when unspecifiedDmitry Potapov
A command line $ git archive -o v2.0 almost certainly wants the output in zip format, even though it does not specify any --format option. When --format is not given, but output filename is, try to infer what format is requested from the filename extension. Currently this code only knows about '.zip'. When the format is unspecified and the filename does not tell us, the output will be in 'tar' format as before. Of course, an explicit --format will not trigger this guesswork. Signed-off-by: Dmitry Potapov <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2009-09-13git-archive: add '-o' as a alias for '--output'Dmitry Potapov
The '-o' option is commonly used in many tools to specify the output file. Typing '--output' every time is a bit too long to be a practical alternative to redirecting output. But specifying the output name has the advantage of making possible to guess the desired output format by filename extension. Signed-off-by: Dmitry Potapov <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2009-08-28Merge branch 'maint-1.6.2' into maint-1.6.3Junio C Hamano
* maint-1.6.2: Fix overridable written with an extra 'e' Documentation: git-archive: mark --format as optional in summary Round-down years in "years+months" relative date view Conflicts: Documentation/git-archive.txt
2009-08-28Merge branch 'maint-1.6.1' into maint-1.6.2Junio C Hamano
* maint-1.6.1: Documentation: git-archive: mark --format as optional in summary
2009-08-28Documentation: git-archive: mark --format as optional in summaryWesley J. Landaker
The --format option was made optional in 8ff21b1 (git-archive: make tar the default format, 2007-04-09), but it was not marked as optional in the summary. This trival patch just changes the summary to match the rest of the documentation. Signed-off-by: Wesley J. Landaker <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2009-04-18archive: do not read .gitattributes in working directoryNguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy
The old behaviour still remains with --worktree-attributes, and it is always on for the legacy "git tar-tree". Signed-off-by: Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2009-03-22Merge branch 'dm/maint-docco'Junio C Hamano
* dm/maint-docco: Documentation: reword example text in git-bisect.txt. Documentation: reworded the "Description" section of git-bisect.txt. Documentation: minor grammatical fixes in git-branch.txt. Documentation: minor grammatical fixes in git-blame.txt. Documentation: reword the "Description" section of git-bisect.txt. Documentation: minor grammatical fixes in git-archive.txt.
2009-03-17Documentation: minor grammatical fixes in git-archive.txt.David J. Mellor
Signed-off-by: David J. Mellor <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2009-03-04git-archive: add --output=<file> to send output to a fileCarlos Manuel Duclos Vergara
When archiving a repository there is no way to specify a file as output. This patch adds a new option "--output" that redirects the output to a file instead of stdout. Signed-off-by: Carlos Manuel Duclos Vergara <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2009-03-04Documentation/git-archive.txt: Note attributesRoy Lee
Signed-off-by: Roy Lee <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2008-07-05manpages: italicize git command names (which were in teletype font)Jonathan Nieder
The names of git commands are not meant to be entered at the commandline; they are just names. So we render them in italics, as is usual for command names in manpages. Using doit () { perl -e 'for (<>) { s/\`(git-[^\`.]*)\`/'\''\1'\''/g; print }' } for i in git*.txt config.txt diff*.txt blame*.txt fetch*.txt i18n.txt \ merge*.txt pretty*.txt pull*.txt rev*.txt urls*.txt do doit <"$i" >"$i+" && mv "$i+" "$i" done git diff . Signed-off-by: Jonathan Nieder <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2008-07-02Documentation formatting and cleanupJonathan Nieder
Following what appears to be the predominant style, format names of commands and commandlines both as `teletype text`. While we're at it, add articles ("a" and "the") in some places, italicize the name of the command in the manual page synopsis line, and add a comma or two where it seems appropriate. Signed-off-by: Jonathan Nieder <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2008-07-02Documentation: be consistent about "git-" versus "git "Jonathan Nieder
Since the git-* commands are not installed in $(bindir), using "git-command <parameters>" in examples in the documentation is not a good idea. On the other hand, it is nice to be able to refer to each command using one hyphenated word. (There is no escaping it, anyway: man page names cannot have spaces in them.) This patch retains the dash in naming an operation, command, program, process, or action. Complete command lines that can be entered at a shell (i.e., without options omitted) are made to use the dashless form. The changes consist only of replacing some spaces with hyphens and vice versa. After a "s/ /-/g", the unpatched and patched versions are identical. Signed-off-by: Jonathan Nieder <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2008-06-08Docs: Use "-l::\n--long\n" format in OPTIONS sectionsStephan Beyer
The OPTIONS section of a documentation file contains a list of the options a git command accepts. Currently there are several variants to describe the case that different options (almost) do the same in the OPTIONS section. Some are: -f, --foo:: -f|--foo:: -f | --foo:: But AsciiDoc has the special form: -f:: --foo:: This patch applies this form to the documentation of the whole git suite, and removes useless em-dash prevention, so \--foo becomes --foo. Signed-off-by: Stephan Beyer <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2008-06-06documentation: move git(7) to git(1)Christian Couder
As the "git" man page describes the "git" command at the end-user level, it seems better to move it to man section 1. Signed-off-by: Christian Couder <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2008-01-07Documentation: rename gitlink macro to linkgitDan McGee
Between AsciiDoc 8.2.2 and 8.2.3, the following change was made to the stock Asciidoc configuration: @@ -149,7 +153,10 @@ # Inline macros. # Backslash prefix required for escape processing. # (?s) re flag for line spanning. -(?su)[\\]?(?P<name>\w(\w|-)*?):(?P<target>\S*?)(\[(?P<attrlist>.*?)\])= + +# Explicit so they can be nested. +(?su)[\\]?(?P<name>(http|https|ftp|file|mailto|callto|image|link)):(?P<target>\S*?)(\[(?P<attrlist>.*?)\])= + # Anchor: [[[id]]]. Bibliographic anchor. (?su)[\\]?\[\[\[(?P<attrlist>[\w][\w-]*?)\]\]\]=anchor3 # Anchor: [[id,xreflabel]] This default regex now matches explicit values, and unfortunately in this case gitlink was being matched by just 'link', causing the wrong inline macro template to be applied. By renaming the macro, we can avoid being matched by the wrong regex. Signed-off-by: Dan McGee <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2007-10-16git-archive: document --execMichele Ballabio
Signed-off-by: Michele Ballabio <> Signed-off-by: Lars Hjemli <> Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2007-09-14Documentation/git-archive.txt: a couple of clarifications.Jari Aalto
The description of the option gave impression that there were several formats available by using three dots. There are no other formats than tar and gzip currently supported. Clarify that the archive goes to the standard output. Signed-off-by: Jari Aalto <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2007-08-22Documentation: update tar.umask defaultRené Scharfe
As noted by Mike Hommey, the documentation for the config setting tar.umask is not up-to-date. Commit f08b3b0e2e9ad87767d80ff03b013c686e08ba4b changed the default from 0 to 2; this patch finally documents it. Signed-off-by: Rene Scharfe <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2007-06-09Make command description imperative statement, not third-person present.william pursell
In several of the text messages, the tense of the verb is inconsistent. For example, "Add" vs "Creates". It is customary to use imperative for command description. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2007-05-19Merge branch 'maint'Junio C Hamano
* maint: Documentation: Reformatted SYNOPSIS for several commands Documentation: Added [verse] to SYNOPSIS where necessary
2007-05-19Documentation: Added [verse] to SYNOPSIS where necessaryMatthias Kestenholz
Signed-off-by: Matthias Kestenholz <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2007-04-20Merge branch 'maint'Junio C Hamano
* maint: Update git-config documentation Fix unmatched emphasis tag in git-tutorial Update git-cherry-pick documentation Update git-archive documentation
2007-04-19Update git-archive documentationAndrew Ruder
Documentation/git-archive.txt: Document -v/--verbose option. Add -l as short form of --list. Signed-off-by: Andrew Ruder <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2007-04-10git-archive: make tar the default formatRené Scharfe
As noted by Junio, --format=tar should be assumed if no format was specified. Signed-off-by: Rene Scharfe <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2007-01-18Documentation: sync git.txt command list and manual page titleJunio C Hamano
Also reorders a handful entries to make each list sorted alphabetically. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2006-09-26git-archive: update documentationFranck Bui-Huu
This patch documents zip backend options. It also adds git-archive command into the main git manual page. Signed-off-by: Franck Bui-Huu <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2006-09-09Add git-archiveFranck Bui-Huu
git-archive is a command to make TAR and ZIP archives of a git tree. It helps prevent a proliferation of git-{format}-tree commands. Instead of directly calling git-{tar,zip}-tree command, it defines a very simple API, that archiver should implement and register in "git-archive.c". This API is made up by 2 functions whose prototype is defined in "archive.h" file. - The first one is used to parse 'extra' parameters which have signification only for the specific archiver. That would allow different archive backends to have different kind of options. - The second one is used to ask to an archive backend to build the archive given some already resolved parameters. The main reason for making this API is to avoid using git-{tar,zip}-tree commands, hence making them useless. Maybe it's time for them to die ? It also implements remote operations by defining a very simple protocol: it first sends the name of the specific uploader followed the repository name (git-upload-tar git:// Then it sends options. It's done by sending a sequence of one argument per packet, with prefix "argument ", followed by a flush. The remote protocol is implemented in "git-archive.c" for client side and is triggered by "--remote=<repo>" option. For example, to fetch a TAR archive in a remote repo, you can issue: $ git archive --format=tar --remote=git://xxx/yyy/zzz.git HEAD We choose to not make a new command "git-fetch-archive" for example, avoind one more GIT command which should be nice for users (less commands to remember, keeps existing --remote option). Signed-off-by: Franck Bui-Huu <> Acked-by: Rene Scharfe <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>