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2018-08-31push doc: correct lies about how push refspecs workÆvar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
There's complex rules governing whether a push is allowed to take place depending on whether we're pushing to refs/heads/*, refs/tags/* or refs/not-that/*. See is_branch() in refs.c, and the various assertions in refs/files-backend.c. (e.g. "trying to write non-commit object %s to branch '%s'"). This documentation has never been quite correct, but went downhill after dbfeddb12e ("push: require force for refs under refs/tags/", 2012-11-29) when we started claiming that <dst> couldn't be a tag object, which is incorrect. After some of the logic in that patch was changed in 256b9d70a4 ("push: fix "refs/tags/ hierarchy cannot be updated without --force"", 2013-01-16) the docs weren't updated, and we've had some version of documentation that confused whether <src> was a tag or not with whether <dst> would accept either an annotated tag object or the commit it points to. This makes the intro somewhat more verbose & complex, perhaps we should have a shorter description here and split the full complexity into a dedicated section. Very few users will find themselves needing to e.g. push blobs or trees to refs/custom-namespace/* (or blobs or trees at all), and that could be covered separately as an advanced topic. Signed-off-by: Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2018-05-21help: use command-list.txt for the source of guidesNguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy
The help command currently hard codes the list of guides and their summary in C. Let's move this list to command-list.txt. This lets us extract summary lines from Documentation/git*.txt. This also potentially lets us list guides in git.txt, but I'll leave that for now. Signed-off-by: Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2016-08-14doc: gitrevisions - clarify 'latter case' is revision walkPhilip Oakley
The prior sentence has too many clauses for easy parsing. Replace 'the latter case' with a direct quote. Signed-off-by: Philip Oakley <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2016-08-14doc: gitrevisions - use 'reachable' in page descriptionPhilip Oakley
Signed-off-by: Philip Oakley <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2015-10-22Documentation: match underline with the textJunio C Hamano
Even though AsciiDoc is more lenient when deciding if an underline is for the contents on the previous line to find section headers, we should match the length of them for other formatters to help them. 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 <>
2010-07-05Documentation: gitrevisionsMichael J Gruber
Create a new man page gitrevisions(7) which contains the revsions and ranges documentation but not more. This uses (per include) the same bits as the pertaining section of git-rev-parse(1). Signed-off-by: Michael J Gruber <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>