Signed-off-by: Matthieu Moy <>
Jakub Narebski <> writes:

> Perhaps "to use instead ..." would be easier to understand than
> proposed "to use ..., instead." (with "..." being one line long).

Actually, I had the version below staged, but forgot to "commit
--amend" before sending. Should be clear enough.

 Documentation/RelNotes/1.8.5.txt | 3 +++
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)

diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.8.5.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.8.5.txt
index ac5c3fa..e295266 100644
--- a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.8.5.txt
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.8.5.txt
@@ -96,6 +96,9 @@ UI, Workflows & Features
  * "git status" now omits the prefix to make its output a comment in a
    commit log editor, which is not necessary for human consumption.
+   Scripts that parse the output of "git status" are advised to use
+   "git status --porcelain" instead. Its format is both easier to
+   parse and stable.
  * Make "foo^{tag}" to peel a tag to itself, i.e. no-op., and fail if
    "foo" is not a tag.  "git rev-parse --verify v1.0^{tag}" would be

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