Make it a bit clearer that --worktree-attributes is about files in the
working tree (checked out files, possibly changed) and not the current
working directory ($PDW).  Link to the ATTRIBUTES section, which has
more details.

Reported-by: Amit Bakshi <>
Signed-off-by: Rene Scharfe <>
Does this help a bit?

 Documentation/git-archive.txt | 3 ++-
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/git-archive.txt b/Documentation/git-archive.txt
index b4c2e24..3dd3069 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-archive.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-archive.txt
@@ -56,7 +56,8 @@ OPTIONS
        Write the archive to <file> instead of stdout.
-       Look for attributes in .gitattributes in working directory too.
+       Look for attributes in .gitattributes files in the working tree
+       as well (see <<ATTRIBUTES>>).
        This can be any options that the archiver backend understands.

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