The wording "... is not exactly one." incorrectly hinted as if
having no value is not an error, but that was not what was
intended.  Clarify what similarity it wants to mention by
elaborating the "Like get" part of the description.

Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
 Documentation/git-config.txt | 5 +++--
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git i/Documentation/git-config.txt w/Documentation/git-config.txt
index eaea079..273239d 100644
--- i/Documentation/git-config.txt
+++ w/Documentation/git-config.txt
@@ -85,8 +85,9 @@ OPTIONS
        found and error code 2 if multiple key values were found.
-       Like get, but does not fail if the number of values for the key
-       is not exactly one.
+       Like `--get`, shows the value(s) given to the key, and signals an
+       error if there is no such key.  Unlike `--get`, does not
+       fail if there are multiple values defined for the key.
        Like --get-all, but interprets the name as a regular expression and
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