Ramkumar Ramachandra <artag...@gmail.com> writes:

>>         cd Documentation; git blame :/Makefile
> *scratches head*

You lean new things every day ;-).

>   cd Documentation; git blame ../Makefile
> Isn't this how pathspecs are specified everywhere?

The whole point of show-cdup is that people (especially those in
java land) bury themselves in a hierarchy so deep that it is not
feasible to tell "Go count the hierarchy and prefix that many ../
yourself" to them.

The answer to "we cannot count ../" issue is ":(top)" aka ":/" magic
pathspec modifier.

"git blame" takes a single pathname, not "a set of patterns to match
against to select concrete paths", which is what a pathspec is.  
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