git commit -S, --gpg-sign was mentioned in the program's help message,
but not in the manpage.

This adds an equivalent entry for the option in the manpage.

Signed-off-by: Tom Jones <>
On Sun, Oct 21, 2012 at 01:15:16PM -0700, Junio C Hamano wrote:
> Are you sure about this?  The order [...]

Good point.  Please find a revised patch, with the newly documented
option before the optional double dashes, below.

> Sign off?

Now added, too.

 Documentation/git-commit.txt |    6 +++++-
 1 files changed, 5 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/git-commit.txt b/Documentation/git-commit.txt
index 9594ac8..4b78bd0 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-commit.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-commit.txt
@@ -13,7 +13,7 @@ SYNOPSIS
           [-F <file> | -m <msg>] [--reset-author] [--allow-empty]
           [--allow-empty-message] [--no-verify] [-e] [--author=<author>]
           [--date=<date>] [--cleanup=<mode>] [--status | --no-status]
-          [-i | -o] [--] [<file>...]
+          [-i | -o] [-S[keyid]] [--] [<file>...]
@@ -276,6 +276,10 @@ configuration variable documented in linkgit:git-config[1].
        commit message template when using an editor to prepare the
        default commit message.
+       GPG-sign commit.
        Do not interpret any more arguments as options.

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