Albert Netymk <albertnet...@gmail.com> writes:
> On Sun, May 19, 2013 at 9:46 AM, Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> wrote:
>> Albert Netymk <albertnet...@gmail.com> writes:
>>> The man page of git-diff-index:
>>> states that
>>> `git-diff-index - Compares content and mode of blobs between the index
>>> and repository`.
>>> However, in fact this command compares between files on disk and
>>> repository by default. It's explained clearly in here:
>>> Maybe the man page could be updated to reflect this in NAME section:
>>> `git-diff-index - Compares content and mode of blobs between files on
>>> disk and repository or between the index and repository`
>> Surely; we need to keep it fit on a single line, though.
> Here's one excerpt from man page of git-diff-index: (this is how one
> line looks like)
> Compares the content and mode of the blobs found via a tree object
> with the content of the current index and, optionally ignoring the
> stat state of
> `git-diff-index - Compares content and mode of blobs between files on
> disk and repository or between the index and repository`
> It seems that this one is not longer than one line.
I would say
git-diff-index - Compare a tree and the working tree or the index
should be sufficiently short and much more accurate than the current
> I don't know how to submit patches. Besides, the only part that is a
> bit misleading is the "NAME" and "DESCRIPTION" section. Could someone
> just update them?
How about something like this?
-- >8 --
Subject: [PATCH] Documentation/diff-index: mention two modes of operation
"diff-index" can be used to compare a tree with the tracked working
tree files (when used without the --index option), or with the index
(when used with the --index option).
The text however did not say anything about the comparision with the
working tree at all. Fix this.
Reported-by: Albert Netymk <albertnet...@gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com>
Documentation/git-diff-index.txt | 13 +++++++------
1 file changed, 7 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)
diff --git a/Documentation/git-diff-index.txt b/Documentation/git-diff-index.txt
index c0b7c58..58308e1 100644
@@ -3,7 +3,7 @@ git-diff-index(1)
-git-diff-index - Compares content and mode of blobs between the index and
+git-diff-index - Compare a tree and the working tree or the index
@@ -13,11 +13,12 @@ SYNOPSIS
-Compares the content and mode of the blobs found via a tree
-object with the content of the current index and, optionally
-ignoring the stat state of the file on disk. When paths are
-specified, compares only those named paths. Otherwise all
-entries in the index are compared.
+Compare the content and mode of the blobs found in a tree object
+with the corresponding tracked file in the working tree, or with the
+corresponding paths in the index. When paths are specified,
+compares only those named paths. Otherwise all entries in the index
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