The Documentation/git.txt file, in the GIT_DIR environment variable
section, did not mentioned that this value can also be set using the
--git-dir command line option.
 Documentation/git.txt | 1 +
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

diff --git a/Documentation/git.txt b/Documentation/git.txt
index e643683..60db292 100644
--- a/Documentation/git.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git.txt
@@ -650,6 +650,7 @@ git so take care if using Cogito etc.
        If the 'GIT_DIR' environment variable is set then it
        specifies a path to use instead of the default `.git`
        for the base of the repository.
+       The '--git-dir' command-line option also sets this value.
        Set the path to the working tree.  The value will not be

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