Signed-off-by: Ramkumar Ramachandra <>
 Documentation/git-name-rev.txt | 6 ++++--
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/git-name-rev.txt b/Documentation/git-name-rev.txt
index 5cd0d0d..67f0487 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-name-rev.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-name-rev.txt
@@ -31,8 +31,10 @@ OPTIONS
        List all commits reachable from all refs
-       Read from stdin, append "(<rev_name>)" to all sha1's of nameable
-       commits, and pass to stdout
+       Transform stdin by substituting all the 40-character SHA-1
+       hexes (say $hex) with "$hex ($rev_name)".  When used with
+       --name-only, substitute with "$rev_name", omitting $hex
+       altogether.  Intended for the scripter's use.
        Instead of printing both the SHA-1 and the name, print only

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