Currently, the paragraph corresponding to the --tags option in
git-fetch(1) looks like:

  -t, --tags
      This is a short-hand for giving "refs/tags/:refs/tags/" refspec
                                                 this is in bold

This happens because the corresponding text in fetch-options.txt is
"refs/tags/*:refs/tags/*"; asciidoc renders the text between the two
asterisks in bold.  Escape the first asterisk, correcting the text.

Signed-off-by: Ramkumar Ramachandra <>
 Candidate for maint?

 Documentation/fetch-options.txt | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/fetch-options.txt b/Documentation/fetch-options.txt
index 9cb6496..5f68149 100644
--- a/Documentation/fetch-options.txt
+++ b/Documentation/fetch-options.txt
@@ -61,7 +61,7 @@ endif::git-pull[]
-       This is a short-hand for giving "refs/tags/*:refs/tags/*"
+       This is a short-hand for giving "refs/tags/\*:refs/tags/*"
        refspec from the command line, to ask all tags to be fetched
        and stored locally.  Because this acts as an explicit
        refspec, the default refspecs (configured with the

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