Paul Gortmaker <> writes:

> OK, so given your feedback, how do you feel about a patch to the
> documentation that indicates to use "-v" in combination with the
> "--check" to get equivalent "patch --dry-run" behaviour?   If that
> had existed, I'd have not gone rummaging around in the source, so
> that should be good enough to help others avoid the same...

I do not think it is necessarily a good idea to assume that people
who are learning "git apply" know how GNU patch works.

But I do agree that the description of -v, --verbose has a lot of
room for improvement.

        Report progress to stderr. By default, only a message about the
        current patch being applied will be printed. This option will cause
        additional information to be reported.

It is totally unclear what "additional information" is reported at

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