Signed-off-by: Philip Oakley <>
 Documentation/urls.txt | 7 +++++++
 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+)

diff --git a/Documentation/urls.txt b/Documentation/urls.txt
index 9ccb246..5350a63 100644
--- a/Documentation/urls.txt
+++ b/Documentation/urls.txt
@@ -55,6 +55,13 @@ These two syntaxes are mostly equivalent, except the former 
 --local option.
+Relative paths are relative to the `$GIT_DIR`, thus the path:
+- '.'
+is the current repository and acts as if it were a repository
+named `'.'`.
 When Git doesn't know how to handle a certain transport protocol, it
 attempts to use the 'remote-<transport>' remote helper, if one
 exists. To explicitly request a remote helper, the following syntax

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