Matthieu Moy wrote in message <vpqfvukdy39....@anie.imag.fr>: >> that confuses users. > > ... but I do agree that the doc is really confusing. It would be much > better if the doc could be reduced to: > > "This is a synonym for linkgit:git-log --raw --some --other ---options. > Please refer to the documentation of that command."
If I may chime in as a user: what really confused me about git whatchanged is this part of man gitcore-tutorial: To see the whole history of our pitiful little git-tutorial project, you can do $ git log which shows just the log messages, or if we want to see the log together with the associated patches use the more complex (and much more powerful) $ git whatchanged -p and you will see exactly what has changed in the repository over its short history. I had to go look at the source code to realize that nowadays git log and git whatchanged are basically the same functions with different defaults. A pointer to that in the man page of git whatchanged would definitively be helpful. -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe git" in the body of a message to majord...@vger.kernel.org More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html