Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
 Documentation/git-apply.txt | 11 ++++++++++-
 1 file changed, 10 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/git-apply.txt b/Documentation/git-apply.txt
index afd2c9a..634b84e 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-apply.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-apply.txt
@@ -9,7 +9,7 @@ git-apply - Apply a patch to files and/or to the index
-'git apply' [--stat] [--numstat] [--summary] [--check] [--index]
+'git apply' [--stat] [--numstat] [--summary] [--check] [--index] [--3way]
          [--apply] [--no-add] [--build-fake-ancestor=<file>] [-R | --reverse]
          [--allow-binary-replacement | --binary] [--reject] [-z]
          [-p<n>] [-C<n>] [--inaccurate-eof] [--recount] [--cached]
@@ -72,6 +72,15 @@ OPTIONS
        cached data, apply the patch, and store the result in the index
        without using the working tree. This implies `--index`.
+       When the patch does not apply cleanly, fall back on 3-way merge if
+       the patch records the identity of blobs it is supposed to apply to,
+       and we have those blobs available locally, possibly leaving the
+       conflict markers in the files in the working tree for the user to
+       resolve.  This option implies the `--index` option, and is incompatible
+       with the `--reject` and the `--cached` options.
        Newer 'git diff' output has embedded 'index information'
        for each blob to help identify the original version that

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