Signed-off-by: Stefan Beller <>
 Documentation/git-clone.txt | 3 ++-
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/git-clone.txt b/Documentation/git-clone.txt
index 7fefdb0..e76aa50 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-clone.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-clone.txt
@@ -186,7 +186,8 @@ objects from the source repository into a pack in the 
cloned repository.
        it, nor push from nor into it), but is adequate if you
        are only interested in the recent history of a large project
        with a long history, and would want to send in fixes
-       as patches.
+       as patches. The depth should be at least 1. If it is 0 or
+       below, the cloned repository will not be shallow.
        Clone only the history leading to the tip of a single branch,

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