Standard practice in Git documentation is for each variation of an
option (such as: -p / --porcelain) to be placed on its own line in the
OPTIONS table. The -L option does not follow suit. It cuddles "-L
<start>,<end>:<file>" and "-L :<regex>:<file>", separated by a comma.
This is inconsistent and potentially confusing since the comma
separating them is typeset the same as the comma in "<start>,<end>". Fix
this by placing each variation on its own line.

Signed-off-by: Eric Sunshine <>
 Documentation/git-log.txt | 3 ++-
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/git-log.txt b/Documentation/git-log.txt
index ac2694d..fe04e06 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-log.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-log.txt
@@ -62,7 +62,8 @@ produced by --stat etc.
        Note that only message is considered, if also a diff is shown
        its size is not included.
--L <start>,<end>:<file>, -L :<regex>:<file>::
+-L <start>,<end>:<file>::
+-L :<regex>:<file>::
        Trace the evolution of the line range given by "<start>,<end>"
        (or the funcname regex <regex>) within the <file>.  You may

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