Signed-off-by: Philip Oakley <>
 Documentation/urls.txt | 8 ++++++++
 1 file changed, 8 insertions(+)

diff --git a/Documentation/urls.txt b/Documentation/urls.txt
index 9ccb246..3469e8b 100644
--- a/Documentation/urls.txt
+++ b/Documentation/urls.txt
@@ -55,6 +55,14 @@ These two syntaxes are mostly equivalent, except the former 
 --local option.
+Relative paths are relative to the current directory. Hence while the
+- '.'
+is the current directory, it is also 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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