Make sure that the example on how to use git-p4.branchList
works if typed directly.  In particular, it does not make sense
to set a config variable until the git repository has been

Reported-by: Olivier Delalleau <>
Signed-off-by: Pete Wyckoff <>
 Documentation/git-p4.txt | 4 +++-
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/git-p4.txt b/Documentation/git-p4.txt
index 2623bee..7c5230e 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-p4.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-p4.txt
@@ -393,8 +393,10 @@ the path elements in the p4 repository.  The example above 
relied on the
 presence of the p4 branch.  Without p4 branches, the same result will
 occur with:
+git init depot
+cd depot
 git config git-p4.branchList main:branch1
-git p4 clone --detect-branches //depot@all
+git p4 clone --detect-branches //depot@all .

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