The existing wording gives an impression that it only gives the
contents of the $GIT_DIR/rebase-apply/patch file, i.e. the patch
proper, but the option actually emits the entire e-mail message
being processed (iow, one of the output files from "git mailsplit").

Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
 Documentation/git-am.txt | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/git-am.txt b/Documentation/git-am.txt
index fc3b993c33..fc5750b3b8 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-am.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-am.txt
@@ -177,7 +177,7 @@ default.   You can use `--no-utf8` to override this.
-       Show the patch being applied when "git am" is stopped because
+       Show the entire e-mail message "git am" has stopped at, because
        of conflicts.

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