In its current form, the note talks about separating options from
"branch names" and "refnames" in the same sentence.  This is entirely
inaccurate, as the rev spec need not be a set of branch names or ref
names.  Rewrite it to use the word "revisions".

Signed-off-by: Ramkumar Ramachandra <>
 Documentation/git-log.txt | 4 ++--
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/git-log.txt b/Documentation/git-log.txt
index f03ae74..1a9c3ca 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-log.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-log.txt
@@ -75,8 +75,8 @@ produced by --stat etc.
        Simplification" below for details and other simplification
-To prevent confusion with options and branch names, paths may need to
-be prefixed with "\-- " to separate them from options or refnames.
+Paths may need to be prefixed with "\-- " to separate them from
+options or revisions, when confusion arises.

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