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2018-10-29config.txt: move fmt-merge-msg-config.txt to config/Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy
Note that this file is not directly included in config.txt but through merge-config.txt and it's in "merge" section instead of a separate "fmtMergeMsg" section like others. Signed-off-by: Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy <pclouds@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
2018-05-02doc: keep first level section header in upper caseNguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy
When formatted as a man page, 1st section header is always in upper case even if we write it otherwise. Make all 1st section headers uppercase to keep it close to the final output. This does affect html since case is kept there, but I still think it's a good idea to maintain a consistent style for 1st section headers. Some sections perhaps should become second sections instead, where case is kept, and for better organization. I will update if anyone has suggestions about this. While at there I also make some header more consistent (e.g. examples vs example) and fix a couple minor things here and there. Signed-off-by: Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy <pclouds@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
2016-10-28Documentation/fmt-merge-msg: fix markup in exampleStefan Christ
Use at least 4 delimiting dashes that are required for ListingBlock to get this block rendered as verbatim text. Signed-off-by: Stefan Christ <contact@stefanchrist.eu> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
2015-10-16usage: do not insist that standard input must come from a fileJunio C Hamano
The synopsys text and the usage string of subcommands that read list of things from the standard input are often shown like this: git gostak [--distim] < <list-of-doshes> This is problematic in a number of ways: * The way to use these commands is more often to feed them the output from another command, not feed them from a file. * Manual pages outside Git, commands that operate on the data read from the standard input, e.g "sort", "grep", "sed", etc., are not described with such a "< redirection-from-file" in their synopsys text. Our doing so introduces inconsistency. * We do not insist on where the output should go, by saying git gostak [--distim] < <list-of-doshes> > <output> * As it is our convention to enclose placeholders inside <braket>, the redirection operator followed by a placeholder filename becomes very hard to read, both in the documentation and in the help text. Let's clean them all up, after making sure that the documentation clearly describes the modes that take information from the standard input and what kind of things are expected on the input. [jc: stole example for fmt-merge-msg from Jonathan] Helped-by: Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
2015-05-28Documentation: include 'merge.branchdesc' for merge and config as wellSZEDER Gábor
'merge.branchdesc' is only mentioned in the docs of 'git fmt-merge-msg'. The description of 'merge.log' is already duplicated between 'merge-config.txt' and 'git-fmt-merge-msg.txt'; instead of duplicating the description of another config variable, extract the descriptions of both of these variables from 'git-fmt-merge-msg.txt' into a separate file and include it there and in 'merge-config.txt'. Leave 'merge.summary' only in git-fmt-merge-msg.txt, as it is marked as deprecated. Signed-off-by: SZEDER Gábor <szeder@ira.uka.de> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
2013-05-17documentation: trivial style cleanupsFelipe Contreras
White-spaces, missing braces, standardize --[no-]foo. Signed-off-by: Felipe Contreras <felipe.contreras@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
2012-02-23Document merge.branchdesc configuration variableJunio C Hamano
This was part of the "branch description" feature in the larger "help people communicate better during their pull based workflow" topic, but was never documented. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
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.
2011-01-04Fix typos in the documentationRalf Wildenhues
Signed-off-by: Ralf Wildenhues <Ralf.Wildenhues@gmx.de> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
2010-09-09merge: Make 'merge.log' an integer or boolean optionRamkumar Ramachandra
Make 'merge.log' an integer or boolean option to set the number of shortlog entries to display in the merge commit. Note that it defaults to false, and that true means a default value of 20. Also update corresponding documentation. Signed-off-by: Ramkumar Ramachandra <artagnon@gmail.com> Thanks-to: Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com> Thanks-to: Johannes Sixt <j.sixt@viscovery.net> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
2010-09-09merge: Make '--log' an integer option for number of shortlog entriesRamkumar Ramachandra
Change the command-line '--log' option from a boolean option to an integer option, and parse the optional integer provided on the command-line into the 'shortlog_len' variable. Also update the documentation accordingly. Signed-off-by: Ramkumar Ramachandra <artagnon@gmail.com> Reported-by: Yaroslav Halchenko <debian@onerussian.com> Thanks-to: Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com> Thanks-to: Johannes Sixt <j.sixt@viscovery.net> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
2010-08-18fmt-merge-msg -m to override merge titleJonathan Nieder
Since v1.7.1.1~23^2 (merge: --log appends shortlog to message if specified, 2010-05-11), the fmt-merge-msg backend supports custom text to override the merge title "Merge <foo> into <bar>". Expose this functionality for scripted callers. Example: git fmt-merge-msg --log -m \ "$(printf '%s\n' \ "Merge branch 'api-cleanup' into feature" \ '' \ 'This is to use a few functions refactored for this purpose.' )" <.git/FETCH_HEAD Cc: Tay Ray Chuan <rctay89@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
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 $PATH.
2009-10-09Documentation: git fmt-merge-msg does not have to be a scriptJonathan Nieder
The fmt-merge-message builtin can be invoked as "git fmt-merge-msg" rather than through the hard link in GIT_EXEC_PATH. Although this is unlikely to confuse most script writers, it should not hurt to make the documentation a little clearer anyway. Signed-off-by: Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
2008-07-21Update my e-mail addressJunio C Hamano
The old cox.net address is still getting mails from gitters. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
2008-07-05manpages: italicize git command names (which were in teletype font)Jonathan Nieder
The names of git commands are not meant to be entered at the commandline; they are just names. So we render them in italics, as is usual for command names in manpages. Using doit () { perl -e 'for (<>) { s/\`(git-[^\`.]*)\`/'\''\1'\''/g; print }' } for i in git*.txt config.txt diff*.txt blame*.txt fetch*.txt i18n.txt \ merge*.txt pretty*.txt pull*.txt rev*.txt urls*.txt do doit <"$i" >"$i+" && mv "$i+" "$i" done git diff . Signed-off-by: Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@uchicago.edu> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
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 <jrnieder@uchicago.edu> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
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 <jrnieder@uchicago.edu> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
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 <s-beyer@gmx.net> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
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 <chriscool@tuxfamily.org> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
2008-04-13fmt-merge-msg: add '--(no-)log' options and 'merge.log' config variableSZEDER Gábor
These are new synonyms to the '--(no-)summary' option and the 'merge.summary' config variable, but are consistent with the soon to be added 'merge --(no-)log' options. The 'merge.summary' config variable and '--(no-)summary' options are still accepted, but are advertised to be removed in the future. 'merge.log' takes precedence over 'merge.summary' if they are both set inconsistently. Update documentation and tests accordingly. Signed-off-by: SZEDER Gábor <szeder@ira.uka.de> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
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 <dpmcgee@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
2007-08-25Documentation: Correct various misspellings and typos.Brian Hetro
Fix minor typos throughout the documentation. Signed-off-by: Brian Hetro <whee@smaertness.net> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
2007-06-07War on whitespaceJunio C Hamano
This uses "git-apply --whitespace=strip" to fix whitespace errors that have crept in to our source files over time. There are a few files that need to have trailing whitespaces (most notably, test vectors). The results still passes the test, and build result in Documentation/ area is unchanged. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
2007-05-19Documentation: Added [verse] to SYNOPSIS where necessaryMatthias Kestenholz
Signed-off-by: Matthias Kestenholz <matthias@spinlock.ch> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <junkio@cox.net>
2007-04-27Update git-fmt-merge documentationAndrew Ruder
Documentation/git-fmt-merge-msg.txt: --summary to list commit summaries on merge --no-summary --file to take merged objects from a file. Configuration option merge.summary Signed-off-by: Andrew Ruder <andy@aeruder.net> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <junkio@cox.net>
2005-11-01Documentation for git-fmt-merge-msgPetr Baudis
Simple description. It appears to be mostly internal command, but hey, it is (it seems) the only undocumented one, so let's fix it up... Also add a note about it to git-merge documentation. Signed-off-by: Petr Baudis <pasky@suse.cz> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <junkio@cox.net>