The Git cli will accept dot '.' (period) as the relative path
to the current repository. Explain this action.

Signed-off-by: Philip Oakley <>
 Documentation/gitcli.txt | 4 ++++
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)

diff --git a/Documentation/gitcli.txt b/Documentation/gitcli.txt
index 7d54b77..b065c0e 100644
--- a/Documentation/gitcli.txt
+++ b/Documentation/gitcli.txt
@@ -58,6 +58,10 @@ the paths in the index that match the pattern to be checked 
out to your
 working tree.  After running `git add hello.c; rm hello.c`, you will _not_
 see `hello.c` in your working tree with the former, but with the latter
 you will.
+Just as the filesystem '.' (period) refers to the current directory,
+using a '.' as a repository name in Git (a dot-repository) is a relative
+path for your current repository.
 Here are the rules regarding the "flags" that you should follow when you are
 scripting Git:

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