Signed-off-by: Matthieu Moy <>
This is to be squashed into jc/push-2.0-default-to-simple

(Noticed while writing the other patch about --force)

 Documentation/git-push.txt | 6 ++++--
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/git-push.txt b/Documentation/git-push.txt
index 9b9e7d1..81b875b 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-push.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-push.txt
@@ -381,8 +381,10 @@ Examples
        configured for the current branch).
 `git push origin`::
-       Without additional configuration, works like
-       `git push origin :`.
+       Without additional configuration, pushes the current branch to
+       the configured upstream (`remote.origin.merge` configuration
+       variable) if it has the same name as the current branch, and
+       errors out without pushing otherwise.
 The default behavior of this command when no <refspec> is given can be
 configured by setting the `push` option of the remote, or the `push.default`

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