Ilya Basin <>:
> For new branches the 'from' command can refer the common ancestor in
> an existing branch. For example:
>          /----------E thebranch
>         /
>     A---B---C---D master
> Commit E is newer than D; we already imported D; thebranch is new.
> Instead of:
>     from refs/heads/thebranch^0
> refer the parent as:
>     from refs/heads/master^2

Understood.  Do you actually need this much generality in practice, 
or is it a theoretical case?

> OK, something's wrong with the man page: starting with '-A' the
> description is unstructured:

Interesting.  The aciidoc parser got a little confused, but inserting
some blank lines fixed it. 
                <a href="";>Eric S. Raymond</a>
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