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2020-10-20Documentation: stylistically normalize references to Signed-off-by:Bradley M. Kuhn
Ted reported an old typo in the git-commit.txt and merge-options.txt. Namely, the phrase "Signed-off-by line" was used without either a definite nor indefinite article. Upon examination, it seems that the documentation (including items in Documentation/, but also option help strings) have been quite inconsistent on usage when referring to `Signed-off-by`. First, very few places used a definite or indefinite article with the phrase "Signed-off-by line", but that was the initial typo that led to this investigation. So, normalize using either an indefinite or definite article consistently. The original phrasing, in Commit 3f971fc425b (Documentation updates, 2005-08-14), is "Add Signed-off-by line". Commit 6f855371a53 (Add --signoff, --check, and long option-names. 2005-12-09) switched to using "Add `Signed-off-by:` line", but didn't normalize the former commit to match. Later commits seem to have cut and pasted from one or the other, which is likely how the usage became so inconsistent. Junio stated on the git mailing list in <> a preference to leave off the colon. Thus, prefer `Signed-off-by` (with backticks) for the documentation files and Signed-off-by (without backticks) for option help strings. Additionally, Junio argued that "trailer" is now the standard term to refer to `Signed-off-by`, saying that "becomes plenty clear that we are not talking about any random line in the log message". As such, prefer "trailer" over "line" anywhere the former word fits. However, leave alone those few places in documentation that use Signed-off-by to refer to the process (rather than the specific trailer), or in places where mail headers are generally discussed in comparison with Signed-off-by. Reported-by: "Theodore Y. Ts'o" <> Signed-off-by: Bradley M. Kuhn <> Acked-by: Taylor Blau <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2020-04-03cherry-pick/revert: honour --no-gpg-sign in all caseĐoàn Trần Công Danh
{cherry-pick,revert} --edit hasn't honoured --no-gpg-sign yet. Pass this option down to git-commit to honour it. Signed-off-by: Đoàn Trần Công Danh <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2019-07-02cherry-pick/revert: add --skip optionRohit Ashiwal
git am or rebase have a --skip flag to skip the current commit if the user wishes to do so. During a cherry-pick or revert a user could likewise skip a commit, but needs to use 'git reset' (or in the case of conflicts 'git reset --merge'), followed by 'git (cherry-pick | revert) --continue' to skip the commit. This is more annoying and sometimes confusing on the users' part. Add a `--skip` option to make skipping commits easier for the user and to make the commands more consistent. In the next commit, we will change the advice messages hence finishing the process of teaching revert and cherry-pick "how to skip commits". Signed-off-by: Rohit Ashiwal <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2019-04-19cherry-pick/revert: add scissors line on merge conflictDenton Liu
Fix a bug where the scissors line is placed after the Conflicts: section, in the case where a merge conflict occurs and commit.cleanup = scissors. Helped-by: Phillip Wood <> Signed-off-by: Denton Liu <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2019-03-18am/cherry-pick/rebase/revert: document --rerere-autoupdatePhillip Wood
This option was missing from the man pages of these commands. Signed-off-by: Phillip Wood <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2019-01-23doc: tidy asciidoc styleJean-Noël Avila
This mainly refers to enforcing indentation on additional lines of items of lists. Signed-off-by: Jean-Noël Avila <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2016-07-13Merge branch 'mm/doc-tt'Junio C Hamano
More mark-up updates to typeset strings that are expected to literally typed by the end user in fixed-width font. * mm/doc-tt: doc: typeset HEAD and variants as literal CodingGuidelines: formatting HEAD in documentation doc: typeset long options with argument as literal doc: typeset '--' as literal doc: typeset long command-line options as literal doc: typeset short command-line options as literal Documentation/git-mv.txt: fix whitespace indentation
2016-06-28doc: typeset long command-line options as literalMatthieu Moy
Similarly to the previous commit, use backquotes instead of forward-quotes, for long options. This was obtained with: perl -pi -e "s/'(--[a-z][a-z=<>-]*)'/\`\$1\`/g" *.txt and manual tweak to remove false positive in ascii-art (o'--o'--o' to describe rewritten history). Signed-off-by: Matthieu Moy <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2016-06-03Merge branch 'pa/cherry-pick-doc-typo'Junio C Hamano
"git cherry-pick --help" had three instances of word "behavior", one of which was spelled "behaviour", which is updated to match the other two. * pa/cherry-pick-doc-typo: git-cherry-pick.txt: correct a small typo
2016-05-30git-cherry-pick.txt: correct a small typoPablo Santiago Blum de Aguiar
Most of the document mentions `behavior` instead of the British variation, `behaviour`. This change makes it consistent. Signed-off-by: Pablo Santiago Blum de Aguiar <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2016-01-05Expand documentation describing --signoffDavid A. Wheeler
Modify various document (man page) files to explain in more detail what --signoff means. This was inspired by where paulj noted, "adding [the] '-s' argument to [a] git commit doesn't really mean you have even heard of the DCO...". Extending git's documentation will make it easier to argue that developers understood --signoff when they use it. Signed-off-by: David A. Wheeler <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2015-09-21Documentation: explain optional arguments betterMatthieu Moy
Improve the documentation of commands taking optional arguments in two ways: * Documents the behavior of '-O' (for grep) and '-S' (for commands creating commits) when used without the optional argument. * Document the syntax of these options. For the second point, the behavior is documented in gitcli(7), but it is easy for users to miss, and hard for the same user to understand why e.g. "git status -u no" does not work. Document this explicitly in the documentation of each short option having an optional argument: they are the most error prone since there is no '=' sign between the option and its argument. Signed-off-by: Matthieu Moy <> Reviewed-by: Jeff King <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2015-09-21Documentation: use 'keyid' consistently, not 'key-id'Matthieu Moy
Signed-off-by: Matthieu Moy <> Reviewed-by: Jeff King <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2015-03-31cherry-pick: fix docs describing handling of empty commitsJeff King
Commit b27cfb0 (git-cherry-pick: Add keep-redundant-commits option, 2012-04-20), added the --keep-redundant-commits option, and switched the default behavior (without that option) to silently ignore empty commits. Later, the second half of that commit was reverted in ac2b0e8 (cherry-pick: regression fix for empty commits, 2012-05-29), but the documentation added for --keep-redundant-commits was never updated to match. Let's do so now. Signed-off-by: Jeff King <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2014-03-24parse-options: multi-word argh should use dash to separate wordsJunio C Hamano
"When you need to use space, use dash" is a strange way to say that you must not use a space. Because it is more common for the command line descriptions to use dashed-multi-words, you do not even want to use spaces in these places. Rephrase the documentation to avoid this strangeness. Fix a few existing multi-word argument help strings, i.e. - GPG key-ids given to -S/--gpg-sign are "key-id"; - Refs used for storing notes are "notes-ref"; and - Expiry timestamps given to --expire are "expiry-date". and update the corresponding documentation pages. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2014-01-27cherry-pick, revert: add the --gpg-sign optionNicolas Vigier
Signed-off-by: Nicolas Vigier <> Signed-off-by: brian m. carlson <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2012-09-03Merge branch 'cw/cherry-pick-allow-empty-message'Junio C Hamano
"git cherry-pick" by default stops when it sees a commit without any log message. The "--allow-empty-message" option can be used to silently proceed. * cw/cherry-pick-allow-empty-message: cherry-pick: add --allow-empty-message option
2012-08-06cherry-pick: add --allow-empty-message optionChris Webb
Scripts such as "git rebase -i" cannot currently cherry-pick commits which have an empty commit message, as git cherry-pick calls git commit without the --allow-empty-message option. Add an --allow-empty-message option to git cherry-pick which is passed through to git commit, so this behaviour can be overridden. Signed-off-by: Chris Webb <> Reviewed-by: Neil Horman <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2012-06-25Merge branch 'cn/cherry-pick-range-docs'Junio C Hamano
The command line argument of "git cherry-pick maint" is just an ordinary revision range, which is unintuitive and at least deserves documentation. * cn/cherry-pick-range-docs: git-cherry-pick.txt: clarify the use of revision range notation Documentation: --no-walk is no-op if range is specified
2012-06-15git-cherry-pick.txt: clarify the use of revision range notationCarlos Martín Nieto
When given a set of commits, cherry-pick will apply the changes for all of them. Specifying a simple range will also work as expected. This can lead the user to think that git cherry-pick A B..C may apply A and then B..C, but that is not what happens. Instead the revs are given to a single invocation of rev-list, which will consider A and C as positive revs and B as a negative one. The commit A will not be used if it is an ancestor of B. Add a note about this and add an example with this particular syntax, which has shown up on the list a few times. Signed-off-by: Carlos Martín Nieto <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2012-05-02Merge branch 'jk/doc-asciidoc-inline-literal'Junio C Hamano
Our documentation was written for an ancient version of AsciiDoc, making the source not very readable. By Jeff King * jk/doc-asciidoc-inline-literal: docs: stop using asciidoc no-inline-literal
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 <>
2012-04-24git-cherry-pick: Add keep-redundant-commits optionNeil Horman
The git-cherry-pick --allow-empty command by default only preserves empty commits that were originally empty, i.e only those commits for which <commit>^{tree} and <commit>^^{tree} are equal. By default commits which are non-empty, but were made empty by the inclusion of a prior commit on the current history are filtered out. This option allows us to override that behavior and include redundant commits as empty commits in the change history. Note that this patch changes the default behavior of git cherry-pick slightly. Prior to this patch all commits in a cherry-pick sequence were applied and git commit was run. The implication here was that, if a commit was redundant, and the commit did not trigger the fast forward logic, the git commit operation, and therefore the git cherry-pick operation would fail, displaying the cherry pick advice (i.e. run git commit --allow-empty). With this patch however, such redundant commits are automatically skipped without stopping, unless --keep-redundant-commits is specified, in which case, they are automatically applied as empty commits. Signed-off-by: Neil Horman <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2012-04-11git-cherry-pick: add allow-empty optionNeil Horman
git cherry-pick fails when picking a non-ff commit that is empty. The advice given with the failure is that a git-commit --allow-empty should be issued to explicitly add the empty commit during the cherry pick. This option allows a user to specify before hand that they want to keep the empty commit. This eliminates the need to issue both a cherry pick and a commit operation. Signed-off-by: Neil Horman <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2011-11-23revert: introduce --abort to cancel a failed cherry-pickJonathan Nieder
After running some ill-advised command like "git cherry-pick HEAD..linux-next", the bewildered novice may want to return to more familiar territory. Introduce a "git cherry-pick --abort" command that rolls back the entire cherry-pick sequence and places the repository back on solid ground. Just like "git merge --abort", this internally uses "git reset --merge", so local changes not involved in the conflict resolution are preserved. Signed-off-by: Jonathan Nieder <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2011-11-22revert: rename --reset option to --quitJonathan Nieder
The option to "git cherry-pick" and "git revert" to discard the sequencer state introduced by v1.7.8-rc0~141^2~6 (revert: Introduce --reset to remove sequencer state, 2011-08-04) has a confusing name. Change it now, while we still have the time. The new name for "cherry-pick, please get out of my way, since I've long forgotten about the sequence of commits I was cherry-picking when you wrote that old .git/sequencer directory" is --quit. Mnemonic: this is analagous to quiting a program the user is no longer using --- we just want to get out of the multiple-command cherry-pick procedure and not to reset HEAD or rewind any other old state. The "--reset" option is kept as a synonym to minimize the impact. We might consider dropping it for simplicity in a separate patch, though. Adjust documentation and tests to use the newly preferred name (--quit) instead of --reset. While at it, let's clarify the short descriptions of these operations in "-h" output. Before: --reset forget the current operation --continue continue the current operation After: --quit end revert or cherry-pick sequence --continue resume revert or cherry-pick sequence Noticed-by: Phil Hord <> Signed-off-by: Jonathan Nieder <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2011-10-05Merge branch 'rr/revert-cherry-pick-continue'Junio C Hamano
* rr/revert-cherry-pick-continue: builtin/revert.c: make commit_list_append() static revert: Propagate errors upwards from do_pick_commit revert: Introduce --continue to continue the operation revert: Don't implicitly stomp pending sequencer operation revert: Remove sequencer state when no commits are pending reset: Make reset remove the sequencer state revert: Introduce --reset to remove sequencer state revert: Make pick_commits functionally act on a commit list revert: Save command-line options for continuing operation revert: Save data for continuing after conflict resolution revert: Don't create invalid replay_opts in parse_args revert: Separate cmdline parsing from functional code revert: Introduce struct to keep command-line options revert: Eliminate global "commit" variable revert: Rename no_replay to record_origin revert: Don't check lone argument in get_encoding revert: Simplify and inline add_message_to_msg config: Introduce functions to write non-standard file advice: Introduce error_resolve_conflict
2011-08-08revert: Introduce --continue to continue the operationRamkumar Ramachandra
Introduce a new "git cherry-pick --continue" command which uses the information in ".git/sequencer" to continue a cherry-pick that stopped because of a conflict or other error. It works by dropping the first instruction from .git/sequencer/todo and performing the remaining cherry-picks listed there, with options (think "-s" and "-X") from the initial command listed in ".git/sequencer/opts". So now you can do: $ git cherry-pick -Xpatience ... description conflict in commit moo ... $ git cherry-pick --continue error: 'cherry-pick' is not possible because you have unmerged files. fatal: failed to resume cherry-pick $ echo resolved >conflictingfile $ git add conflictingfile && git commit $ git cherry-pick --continue; # resumes with the commit after "moo" During the "git commit" stage, CHERRY_PICK_HEAD will aid by providing the commit message from the conflicting "moo" commit. Note that the cherry-pick mechanism has no control at this stage, so the user is free to violate anything that was specified during the first cherry-pick invocation. For example, if "-x" was specified during the first cherry-pick invocation, the user is free to edit out the message during commit time. Note that the "--signoff" option specified at cherry-pick invocation time is not reflected in the commit message provided by CHERRY_PICK_HEAD; the user must take care to add "--signoff" during the "git commit" invocation. Helped-by: Christian Couder <> Signed-off-by: Ramkumar Ramachandra <> Signed-off-by: Jonathan Nieder <> 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 <>
2011-08-04revert: Introduce --reset to remove sequencer stateRamkumar Ramachandra
To explicitly remove the sequencer state for a fresh cherry-pick or revert invocation, introduce a new subcommand called "--reset" to remove the sequencer state. Take the opportunity to publicly expose the sequencer paths, and a generic function called "remove_sequencer_state" that various git programs can use to remove the sequencer state in a uniform manner; "git reset" uses it later in this series. Introducing this public API is also in line with our long-term goal of eventually factoring out functions from revert.c into a generic commit sequencer. Signed-off-by: Ramkumar Ramachandra <> Signed-off-by: Jonathan Nieder <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2011-07-06Documentation: use [verse] for SYNOPSIS sectionsMartin von Zweigbergk
The SYNOPSIS sections of most commands that span several lines already use [verse] to retain line breaks. Most commands that don't span several lines seem not to use [verse]. In the HTML output, [verse] does not only preserve line breaks, but also makes the section indented, which causes a slight inconsistency between commands that use [verse] and those that don't. Use [verse] in all SYNOPSIS sections for consistency. Also remove the blank lines from git-fetch.txt and git-rebase.txt to align with the other man pages. In the case of git-rebase.txt, which already uses [verse], the blank line makes the [verse] not apply to the last line, so removing the blank line also makes the formatting within the document more consistent. While at it, add single quotes to 'git cvsimport' for consistency with other commands. Signed-off-by: Martin von Zweigbergk <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2011-05-04Merge branch 'ss/cherry-pick-x-doc'Junio C Hamano
* ss/cherry-pick-x-doc: doc: Clarify that "cherry-pick -x" does not use "git notes"
2011-04-15doc: Clarify that "cherry-pick -x" does not use "git notes"Sebastian Schuberth
The documentation for "cherry-pick -x" could be misread in the way that a "git notes" object is attached to the new commit, which is not the case. Signed-off-by: Sebastian Schuberth <> 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.
2011-03-09Merge branch 'js/cherry-pick-usability'Junio C Hamano
* js/cherry-pick-usability: Teach commit about CHERRY_PICK_HEAD bash: teach __git_ps1 about CHERRY_PICK_HEAD Introduce CHERRY_PICK_HEAD t3507: introduce pristine-detach helper
2011-02-22Introduce CHERRY_PICK_HEADJay Soffian
When a cherry-pick conflicts git advises: $ git commit -c <original commit id> to preserve the original commit message and authorship. Instead, let's record the original commit id in CHERRY_PICK_HEAD and advise: $ git commit -c CHERRY_PICK_HEAD A later patch teaches git to handle the '-c CHERRY_PICK_HEAD' part. Note that we record CHERRY_PICK_HEAD even in the case where there are no conflicts so that we may use it to communicate authorship to commit; this will then allow us to remove set_author_ident_env from revert.c. However, we do not record CHERRY_PICK_HEAD when --no-commit is used, as presumably the user intends to further edit the commit and possibly even cherry-pick additional commits on top. Tests and documentation contributed by Jonathan Nieder. Reviewed-by: Jonathan Nieder <> Signed-off-by: Jay Soffian <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2010-12-28cherry-pick/revert: add support for -X/--strategy-optionJonathan Nieder
For example, this would allow cherry-picking or reverting patches from a piece of history with a different end-of-line style, like so: $ git revert -Xrenormalize old-problematic-commit Currently that is possible with manual use of merge-recursive but the cherry-pick/revert porcelain does not expose the functionality. While at it, document the existing support for --strategy. Signed-off-by: Jonathan Nieder <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2010-12-02Documentation: Fix mark-up of lines with more than one tildeJunio C Hamano
The manual pages of cherry-pick and revert had examples with two revisions on the same line in the examples section, that looked like this: git cherry-pick master~4 master~2:: Unfortunately, this is taken as a mark-up to make the part between two tildes, "4 master", subscript. Use {tilde} to make it explicit that we do want ~ characters in these places (backslash does not help). Reported-by: Sylvain Rabot <> Helped-by: Jonathan Nieder <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2010-10-14Documentation: gitrevisions is in section 7Jonathan Nieder
Fix references to gitrevisions(1) in the manual pages and HTML documentation. In practice, this will not matter much unless someone tries to use a hard copy of the git reference manual. Signed-off-by: Jonathan Nieder <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2010-07-05Documentation: link to gitrevisions rather than git-rev-parseMichael J Gruber
Currently, whenever we need documentation for revisions and ranges, we link to the git-rev-parse man page, i.e. a plumbing man page, which has this along with the documentation of all rev-parse modes. Link to the new gitrevisions man page instead in all cases except - when the actual git-rev-parse command is referred to or - in very technical context (git-send-pack). Signed-off-by: Michael J Gruber <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2010-06-25revert: accept arbitrary rev-list optionsChristian Couder
This can be useful to do something like: git rev-list --reverse master -- README | git cherry-pick -n --stdin without using xargs. Signed-off-by: Christian Couder <> Signed-off-by: Jonathan Nieder <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2010-06-02Documentation/cherry-pick: describe passing more than one commitChristian Couder
And while at it, add an "EXAMPLES" section. Signed-off-by: Christian Couder <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2010-03-07Documentation: describe new cherry-pick --ff optionChristian Couder
Signed-off-by: Christian Couder <> 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 $PATH.
2008-11-24Fix misleading wording for git-cherry-pickBryan Drewery
Documentation for -n implies that -x is normally used, however this is no longer true. Signed-off-by: Bryan Drewery <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2008-07-21Update my e-mail addressJunio C Hamano
The old address is still getting mails from gitters. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2008-07-17Merge branch 'maint'Junio C Hamano
* maint: Start preparing release notes git fetch-pack: do not complain about "no common commits" in an empty repo rebase-i: keep old parents when preserving merges t7600-merge: Use test_expect_failure to test option parsing Fix buffer overflow in prepare_attr_stack Fix buffer overflow in git diff Fix buffer overflow in git-grep git-cvsserver: fix call to nonexistant cleanupWorkDir() Documentation/git-cherry-pick.txt et al.: Fix misleading -n description Conflicts: RelNotes
2008-07-16Documentation/git-cherry-pick.txt et al.: Fix misleading -n descriptionPetr Baudis
The manual page of git-cherry-pick and git-revert asserts that -n works primarily on the working tree, while in fact the primary object it operates on is the index, and the changes only "accidentally" propagate to the working tree. This e.g. leads innocent #git IRC folks to believe that you can use -n to prepare changes for git-add -i staging. Signed-off-by: Petr Baudis <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2008-07-05manpages: italicize git command names (which were in teletype font)Jonathan Nieder
The names of git commands are not meant to be entered at the commandline; they are just names. So we render them in italics, as is usual for command names in manpages. Using doit () { perl -e 'for (<>) { s/\`(git-[^\`.]*)\`/'\''\1'\''/g; print }' } for i in git*.txt config.txt diff*.txt blame*.txt fetch*.txt i18n.txt \ merge*.txt pretty*.txt pull*.txt rev*.txt urls*.txt do doit <"$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 <>