From: "Junio C Hamano" <>
Sent: Thursday, August 16, 2012 9:23 PM
"Philip Oakley" <> writes:

I wasn't aware of the  "abbreviated options" capability. Is meant to
be in the man pages as I couldn't find it, or is it described

$ git help gitcli

is the closest that comes to mind.

If it is not reachable from "git help git", we may want to sprinkle
some more linkgit:gitfoo[$n] around the documentation sources.  I
didn't check.

I eventually found a reference in the parse-options API to the fact that
'Long options may be abbreviated, as long as the abbreviation is

It may be worth bringing some of those parse-options API basics bullets'
forward into the gitcli page, if appropriate.

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