This will reduce considerably the common confusion where people miss the
`--follow' option, and wonder why `-M'/`-C' is not working.
* Move the diff options include to after the log-specific flags, and add
a "Common diff options" subtitle before them. (These options apply
only when patches are shown, which is not a common use case among
newbies, so having them first is confusing.)
* Move the `--follow' description to the top of the listed options. The
options before that seem less important: `--full-diff' applies only
when patches are shown, `--source' and `--decorate' are less useful
with many common commit specifications.
* Clarify that `--follow' works only for a single path argument.
Signed-off-by: Eli Barzilay <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Documentation/git-log.txt | 15 +++++++++------
1 files changed, 9 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)
diff --git a/Documentation/git-log.txt b/Documentation/git-log.txt
index 57aa574..7336364 100644
@@ -23,9 +23,6 @@ each commit introduces are shown.
Limits the number of commits to show.
@@ -37,6 +34,10 @@ include::diff-options.txt
and <until>, see "SPECIFYING REVISIONS" section in
+ Continue listing the history of a file beyond renames
+ (works only for a single file).
Print out the ref names of any commits that are shown. If 'short' is
@@ -56,9 +57,6 @@ include::diff-options.txt
the specified paths; this means that "<path>..." limits only
commits, and doesn't limit diff for those commits.
- Continue listing the history of a file beyond renames.
Before the log message print out its size in bytes. Intended
mainly for porcelain tools consumption. If git is unable to
@@ -72,6 +70,11 @@ include::diff-options.txt
to be prefixed with ...