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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 $PATH.
2009-04-08Documentation: clarify .gitattributes searchJason Merrill
Use the term "toplevel of the work tree" in gitattributes.txt and gitignore.txt to define the limits of the search for those files. Signed-off-by: Jason Merrill <jason@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
2008-07-19Documentation: How to ignore local changes in tracked filesPetr Baudis
This patch explains more carefully that `.gitignore` concerns only untracked files and refers the reader to git update-index --assume-unchanged in the need of ignoring uncommitted changes in already tracked files. The description of this option is lifted to a more "porcelainish" level and explains the caveats of this usecase. Whether feasible or not, I believe adding this functionality to the porcelain is out of the scope of this patch. (And I personally think that referring to the plumbing in the case of such a special usage is fine.) This is currently probably one of the top FAQs at #git and the --assume-unchanged switch is not widely known; gitignore(5) is the first place where people are likely to look for it. Signed-off-by: Petr Baudis <pasky@suse.cz> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
2008-07-05manpages: italicize git command names (which were in teletype font)Jonathan Nieder
The names of git commands are not meant to be entered at the commandline; they are just names. So we render them in italics, as is usual for command names in manpages. Using doit () { perl -e 'for (<>) { s/\`(git-[^\`.]*)\`/'\''\1'\''/g; print }' } for i in git*.txt config.txt diff*.txt blame*.txt fetch*.txt i18n.txt \ merge*.txt pretty*.txt pull*.txt rev*.txt urls*.txt do doit <"$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>
2008-06-06documentation: 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>
2008-03-27Merge branch 'maint'Junio C Hamano
* maint: Update draft release notes for 1.5.4.5 Documentation: clarify use of .git{ignore,attributes} versus .git/info/* t/t3800-mktag.sh: use test_must_fail rather than '!' Conflicts: t/t3800-mktag.sh
2008-03-27Documentation: clarify use of .git{ignore,attributes} versus .git/info/*Jeff King
gitignore patterns can be read from three different files, while gitattributes can come from two files. Let's provide some hints to the user about the differences and how they are typically used. Suggested by Toby Corkindale, but gratuitously reworded by Jeff King. Signed-off-by: Toby Corkindale <toby.corkindale@rea-group.com> Signed-off-by: Jeff King <peff@peff.net> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
2008-02-05gitignore(5): Allow "foo/" in ignore list to match directory "foo"Junio C Hamano
A pattern "foo/" in the exclude list did not match directory "foo", but a pattern "foo" did. This attempts to extend the exclude mechanism so that it would while not matching a regular file or a symbolic link "foo". In order to differentiate a directory and non directory, this passes down the type of path being checked to excluded() function. A downside is that the recursive directory walk may need to run lstat(2) more often on systems whose "struct dirent" do not give the type of the entry; earlier it did not have to do so for an excluded path, but we now need to figure out if a path is a directory before deciding to exclude it. This is especially bad because an idea similar to the earlier CE_UPTODATE optimization to reduce number of lstat(2) calls would by definition not apply to the codepaths involved, as (1) directories will not be registered in the index, and (2) excluded paths will not be in the index anyway. 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>
2007-09-26Fix spelling of overridden in documentationShawn Bohrer
Signed-off-by: Shawn Bohrer <shawn.bohrer@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
2007-07-22Documentation/gitignore.txt: Fix the seriously misleading priority explanationDavid Kastrup
Signed-off-by: David Kastrup <dak@gnu.org> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
2007-06-02Create a new manpage for the gitignore format, and reference it elsewhereJosh Triplett
Only git-ls-files(1) describes the gitignore format in detail, and it does so with reference to git-ls-files options. Most users don't use the plumbing command git-ls-files directly, and shouldn't have to look in its manpage for information on the gitignore format. Create a new manpage gitignore(5) (Documentation/gitignore.txt), and factor out the gitignore documentation into that file, changing it to refer to .gitignore and $GIT_DIR/info/exclude as used by porcelain commands. Reference gitignore(5) from other relevant manpages and documentation. Remove now-redundant information on exclude patterns from git-ls-files(1), leaving only information on how git-ls-files options specify exclude patterns and what precedence they have. Signed-off-by: Josh Triplett <josh@freedesktop.org> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <junkio@cox.net>