This patch allows users to use the short form -q on
log and format-patch, which was non possible before.

Also the documentation of format-patch mentions -q now.

The documentation of log doesn't even talk about --quiet, so I'll leave
that for more experienced git contributors. ;)
It doesn't seem to change the default behavior, but in combination
with --stat for example it suppresses the actual stats.
however the only relevant code in log is
        if (quiet)
                rev->diffopt.output_format |= DIFF_FORMAT_NO_OUTPUT;

Signed-off-by: Stefan Beller <>
 Documentation/git-format-patch.txt | 1 +
 builtin/log.c                      | 5 ++---
 2 files changed, 3 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/git-format-patch.txt 
index e394276..9e0ef0e 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-format-patch.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-format-patch.txt
@@ -242,6 +242,7 @@ configuration options in linkgit:git-notes[1] to use this 
 Note that the leading character does not have to be a dot; for example,
 you can use `--suffix=-patch` to get `0001-description-of-my-change-patch`.
        Do not print the names of the generated files to standard output.
diff --git a/builtin/log.c b/builtin/log.c
index 1dafbd0..ed4dec4 100644
--- a/builtin/log.c
+++ b/builtin/log.c
@@ -121,7 +121,7 @@ static void cmd_log_init_finish(int argc, const char 
**argv, const char *prefix,
        static struct line_opt_callback_data line_cb = {NULL, NULL, 
        const struct option builtin_log_options[] = {
-               OPT_BOOL(0, "quiet", &quiet, N_("suppress diff output")),
+               OPT__QUIET(&quiet, N_("suppress diff output")),
                OPT_BOOL(0, "source", &source, N_("show source")),
                OPT_BOOL(0, "use-mailmap", &mailmap, N_("Use mail map file")),
                { OPTION_CALLBACK, 0, "decorate", NULL, NULL, N_("decorate 
@@ -1210,8 +1210,7 @@ int cmd_format_patch(int argc, const char **argv, const 
char *prefix)
                            PARSE_OPT_OPTARG, thread_callback },
                OPT_STRING(0, "signature", &signature, N_("signature"),
                            N_("add a signature")),
-               OPT_BOOLEAN(0, "quiet", &quiet,
-                           N_("don't print the patch filenames")),
+               OPT__QUIET(&quiet, N_("don't print the patch filenames")),

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