The existing description reads as if it somehow applies a filter.
Change it to explain that it is merely about the ordering.

Signed-off-by: Thomas Rast <>
 builtin/show-branch.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/builtin/show-branch.c b/builtin/show-branch.c
index 99ec4af..d5fdebc 100644
--- a/builtin/show-branch.c
+++ b/builtin/show-branch.c
@@ -673,7 +673,7 @@ int cmd_show_branch(int ac, const char **av, const char 
                OPT_SET_INT(0, "sparse", &dense,
                            N_("show merges reachable from only one tip"), 0),
                OPT_SET_INT(0, "date-order", &sort_order,
-                           N_("show commits where no parent comes before its "
+                           N_("sort commits such that no parent comes before 
its "
                { OPTION_CALLBACK, 'g', "reflog", &reflog_base, 

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