This is the much truncated (was 0/13] and updated series for noting that 'git help' can display the existing guides that are formatted as man pages, and providing a 'git help' option to list a few of the most useful guides.
The series is rebased on top of V1.8.2-rc1 Differences relative to V1 numbering Patch 1: Use 'Git' in help messages Dropped. a. the 'git version' string is used in the wild for version checking, in particular Git Gui checks the string is 'git version'. b. a recent patch series fixed on lower case messages for 'usage:', respect that. c. many consider that the 'git' reference was to the 'git <cmd>' format rather than (the system) Git's commands. Patch 2 (now 1/5): Show 'git help <guide>' usage, with examples Correct elipsis dots for unterminated list of examples. Patch 2 (now 2/5): Help.c use OPT_COUNTUP Unchanged. Patch 4 (now 3/5): Help.c add --guide option Update commit message to explain the -g|--guide logic. Patch 5 (now 4/5): Help.c: add list_common_guides_help() function Removed the 'build artefact' /* */ comment line. Note that these are just the common guides and used in a usage message. The data was generated by a script variant of generate-cmdlist.sh Patch (new 5/5): Help doc: Include --guide option description Update the documentation/git-help.txt - I had been caught out by the same 'focus on the code' mistake made by many and forgot the documenation ;-) Patch 6 - 13: All dropped. Drop the separate guide list.txt and extraction script, which was copied from the common command list and script. If the guide usage list is useful, extend the command-list.txt and generate-cmdlist.sh at a later date. Drop the rename of user-manual and everyday because they are not formatted as manuals. They can't be started by help's call to 'man' (and possibly other paths) anyway. Philip Oakley (5): Show 'git help <guide>' usage, with examples Help.c use OPT_COUNTUP Help.c add --guide option Help.c: add list_common_guides_help() function Help doc: Include --guide option description Documentation/git-help.txt | 28 +++++++++++++++++++++------- builtin/help.c | 11 ++++++++--- common-guides.h | 11 +++++++++++ git.c | 4 +++- help.c | 18 ++++++++++++++++++ help.h | 1 + 6 files changed, 62 insertions(+), 11 deletions(-) create mode 100644 common-guides.h -- 1.8.1.msysgit.1 -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe git" in the body of a message to majord...@vger.kernel.org More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html