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Martin von Zweigbergk 7791a1d9b9 Documentation: use [verse] for SYNOPSIS sections
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 <>
2011-07-06 14:26:26 -07:00
Jeff King 48bb914ed6 doc: drop author/documentation sections from most pages
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are out of date and incomplete.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wanted to cc the contact point, the out-of-date and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

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.
2011-03-11 10:59:16 -05:00
Jonathan Nieder b1889c36d8 Documentation: be consistent about "git-" versus "git "
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 <>
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2008-07-01 17:20:15 -07:00
Christian Couder 9e1f0a85c6 documentation: move git(7) to git(1)
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 <>
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2008-06-06 11:18:28 -07:00
Dan McGee 5162e69732 Documentation: rename gitlink macro to linkgit
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.
+# Explicit so they can be nested.
 # Anchor: [[[id]]]. Bibliographic anchor.
 # 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 <>
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2008-01-06 18:41:44 -08:00
Junio C Hamano a6080a0a44 War on whitespace
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 <>
2007-06-07 00:04:01 -07:00
Junio C Hamano 98438bd0e8 Remove the version tags from the manpages
Signed-off-by: Christian Meder <>
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2005-10-10 14:49:52 -07:00
Sergey Vlasov a7154e916c [PATCH] Documentation: Update all files to use the new gitlink: macro
The replacement was performed automatically by these commands:

	perl -pi -e 's/link:(git.+)\.html\[\1\]/gitlink:$1\[1\]/g' \
		README Documentation/*.txt
	perl -pi -e 's/link:git\.html\[git\]/gitlink:git\[7\]/g' \
		README Documentation/*.txt

Signed-off-by: Sergey Vlasov <>
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2005-09-20 15:07:52 -07:00
David Greaves 2cf565c53c [PATCH 1/4] split core-git.txt and update
Split the core-git.txt file
Formatting fix to the diff-format.txt

Signed-off-by: David Greaves <>
2005-05-10 14:55:22 -07:00