branch.<name>.remote can be set to '.' (period) as a dot repository
as part of the remote name dwimmery. Tell the reader.

Signed-off-by: Philip Oakley <>
 Documentation/config.txt | 2 ++
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)

diff --git a/Documentation/config.txt b/Documentation/config.txt
index 6e53fc5..fd42509 100644
--- a/Documentation/config.txt
+++ b/Documentation/config.txt
@@ -734,6 +734,8 @@ branch.<name>.remote::
        overridden by `branch.<name>.pushremote`.  If no remote is
        configured, or if you are not on any branch, it defaults to
        `origin` for fetching and `remote.pushdefault` for pushing.
+       Additionally, a `.` (period) means the current local repository
+       (a dot-repository), see `branch.<name>.merge`'s final note below.
        When on branch <name>, it overrides `branch.<name>.remote` for

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