Phil Hord <phil.h...@gmail.com> writes: >> Is it normal that "git commit --amen" actually works ? >> (it does like --amend) >> >> version 220.127.116.11 > > Yes. From Documentation/technical/api-parse-options.txt: > > * Long options may be 'abbreviated', as long as the abbreviation > is unambiguous. > > Apparently since 2008-06-22.
Notice "technical/api-" part; that is a _wrong_ documentation page to quote to end users. Instead quote from "git help cli". From the git 1.5.4 series and further, many git commands (not all of them at the time of the writing though) come with an enhanced option parser. > So 'git commit --am' also works. But it should probably be avoided > because of its similarity to 'git commit -am'. Yes, in general, you should avoid relying on shortened form working. Git 2.4 may add an option "--amen" that has totally different meaning. -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe git" in the body of a message to majord...@vger.kernel.org More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html