Clarify that 'depth=' specifies the new depth from the remote's
branch tip. It does not add the depth to the existing shallow clone.
(details from pack-protocol.txt).
Clarify that tags are not fetched. (details from shallow.txt)

Signed-off-by: Philip Oakley <>

diff --git a/Documentation/fetch-options.txt b/Documentation/fetch-options.txt
index 39d326a..b4d6476 100644
--- a/Documentation/fetch-options.txt
+++ b/Documentation/fetch-options.txt
@@ -10,7 +10,8 @@
        Deepen the history of a 'shallow' repository created by
        `git clone` with `--depth=<depth>` option (see linkgit:git-clone[1])
-       by the specified number of commits.
+       to the specified number of commits from the tip of each remote
+       branch history. Tags for the deepened commits are not fetched.

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