The Git cli will generally accept dot '.' (period) as equivalent
to the current repository when appropriate. Tell the reader of this
'do what I mean' (dwim)mery action.

Signed-off-by: Philip Oakley <>
 Documentation/gitcli.txt | 4 ++++
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)

diff --git a/Documentation/gitcli.txt b/Documentation/gitcli.txt
index 9ac5088..64bb386 100644
--- a/Documentation/gitcli.txt
+++ b/Documentation/gitcli.txt
@@ -59,6 +59,10 @@ working tree.  After running `git add hello.c; rm hello.c`, 
you will _not_
 see `hello.c` in your working tree with the former, but with the latter
 you will.
+Just as, by convention, the filesystem '.' refers to the current directory,
+using a '.' (period) as a repository name in Git (a dot-repository) refers
+to your local repository.
 Here are the rules regarding the "flags" that you should follow when you are
 scripting Git:

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