Indicate that the -v option can be given twice in the short options.
Without it users pass over the option. Also indicate the alternate
'git remote show' method.

Signed-off-by: Philip Oakley <>

diff --git a/Documentation/git-branch.txt b/Documentation/git-branch.txt
index 9c1d2f1..cc7f54c 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-branch.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-branch.txt
@@ -130,12 +130,13 @@ This option is only applicable in non-verbose mode.
        Activate the list mode. `git branch <pattern>` would try to create a 
        use `git branch --list <pattern>` to list matching branches.
+-v, -vv::
        When in list mode,
        show sha1 and commit subject line for each head, along with
        relationship to upstream branch (if any). If given twice, print
-       the name of the upstream branch, as well.
+       the name of the upstream branch, as well (see also `git remote
+       show <remote>`).

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