The pretty formats for GPG signatures were introduced but never
documented. Use the documentation from the commit that introduced them.
Do the same for the --show-signature option added to git log and

Signed-off-by: Stephen Boyd <>

I had to google for --show-signature one too many times.

 Documentation/pretty-formats.txt | 3 +++
 Documentation/pretty-options.txt | 4 ++++
 2 files changed, 7 insertions(+)

diff --git a/Documentation/pretty-formats.txt b/Documentation/pretty-formats.txt
index e3d8a83..d9edded 100644
--- a/Documentation/pretty-formats.txt
+++ b/Documentation/pretty-formats.txt
@@ -130,6 +130,9 @@ The placeholders are:
 - '%b': body
 - '%B': raw body (unwrapped subject and body)
 - '%N': commit notes
+- '%GG': raw verification message from GPG for a signed commit
+- '%G?': show either "G" for Good or "B" for Bad for a signed commit
+- '%GS': show the name of the signer for a signed commit
 - '%gD': reflog selector, e.g., `refs/stash@{1}`
 - '%gd': shortened reflog selector, e.g., `stash@{1}`
 - '%gn': reflog identity name
diff --git a/Documentation/pretty-options.txt b/Documentation/pretty-options.txt
index 2a3dc86..5e49942 100644
--- a/Documentation/pretty-options.txt
+++ b/Documentation/pretty-options.txt
@@ -66,3 +66,7 @@ being displayed. Examples: "--notes=foo" will show only notes 
        These options are deprecated. Use the above --notes/--no-notes
        options instead.
+       Check the validity of a signed commit object by passing the signature
+       to `gpg --verify` and show the output.

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