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

Message-proposed-by: Jonathan Nieder <>
Signed-off-by: Thomas Rast <>
 builtin/show-branch.c | 4 ++--
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/builtin/show-branch.c b/builtin/show-branch.c
index 99ec4af..9788eb1 100644
--- a/builtin/show-branch.c
+++ b/builtin/show-branch.c
@@ -673,8 +673,8 @@ 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 "
-                              "children"),
+                           N_("topologically sort, maintaining date order "
+                              "where possible"),
                { OPTION_CALLBACK, 'g', "reflog", &reflog_base, 
                            N_("show <n> most recent ref-log entries starting 
at "

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