The grammar for commits used a '?' rather than a '*' on the `merge`
directive line, despite the fact that the code allows multiple `merge`
directives in order to support n-way merges.  In fact, elsewhere in
git-fast-import.txt there is an explicit declaration that "an unlimited
number of `merge` commands per commit are permitted by fast-import".
Fix the grammar to match the intent and implementation.

Reported-by: Joachim Klein <>
Signed-off-by: Elijah Newren <>
 Documentation/git-fast-import.txt | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/git-fast-import.txt 
index d65cdb3d08..28b447a3e6 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-fast-import.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-fast-import.txt
@@ -390,7 +390,7 @@ change to the project.
        'committer' (SP <name>)? SP LT <email> GT SP <when> LF
        ('from' SP <commit-ish> LF)?
-       ('merge' SP <commit-ish> LF)?
+       ('merge' SP <commit-ish> LF)*
        (filemodify | filedelete | filecopy | filerename | filedeleteall | 

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