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
$ git whatchanged -p
and you will see exactly what has changed in the repository over its
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
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