Signed-off-by: Philip Oakley <>

My question on stackoverflow
noted that the gitrepository-layout(5) wasn't up to date. 

Recent hits have propmted me to offer a patch.

Here is that patch.



 Documentation/gitrepository-layout.txt | 6 ++++++
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+)

diff --git a/Documentation/gitrepository-layout.txt 
index 5c891f1..d546e20 100644
--- a/Documentation/gitrepository-layout.txt
+++ b/Documentation/gitrepository-layout.txt
@@ -93,6 +93,12 @@ refs/remotes/`name`::
        records tip-of-the-tree commit objects of branches copied
        from a remote repository.
+       records the SHA1 of the object that replaces `<obj-sha1>`.
+       This is similar to info/grafts and is internally used and
+       maintained by `git replace`. Such refs can be exchanged between
+       repositories while grafts are not.
        records the same information as refs/heads/, refs/tags/,
        and friends record in a more efficient way.  See

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