From: "Jonathan Nieder" <>
Sent: Sunday, May 19, 2013 6:39 PM

Philip Oakley wrote:

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.
--- 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.

Good idea, but I fear that no one would find it there.

Would it make sense to put this in Documentation/urls.txt (aka the
"GIT URLS" section of git-fetch(1) and git-clone(1)), where other URL
schemes are documented?


Sounds an interesting idea. I'll have a look.
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