Official support for specifying --work-tree/GIT_WORK_TREE without
--git-dir/GIT_DIR was added with v1.7.4-rc3~2^2~2.  Update description
of GIT_WORK_TREE to reflect this.

Signed-off-by: Chris Rorvick <>

Commit ea472c1 made most of the relevant updates.  Noticed this while
troubleshooting a script that failed when using an old version of Git.


 Documentation/git.txt | 4 +---
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/git.txt b/Documentation/git.txt
index 68f1ee6..54b87d9 100644
--- a/Documentation/git.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git.txt
@@ -682,9 +682,7 @@ Git so take care if using Cogito etc.
        The '--git-dir' command-line option also sets this value.
-       Set the path to the working tree.  The value will not be
-       used in combination with repositories found automatically in
-       a .git directory (i.e. $GIT_DIR is not set).
+       Set the path to the root of the working tree.
        This can also be controlled by the '--work-tree' command line
        option and the core.worktree configuration variable.

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