As a unix user I'd expect the SYNOPSIS section at the top of the man page to include all options that the command accepts. Mutually exclusive options are expected to be in the form [-q | --progress | --all-progress], such is already done.
I believe that you'd be safe in following http://pubs.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/009695399/basedefs/xbd_chap12.html unless the git-* family of commands and documentation deviate from it in a way that I am not aware of. Hope this helps, --Dave > -----Original Message----- > From: git-ow...@vger.kernel.org [mailto:git-ow...@vger.kernel.org] On > Behalf Of Dmitry Ivankov > Sent: Tuesday, October 08, 2013 7:07 AM > To: Git List > Subject: [RFC] Documentation: --options in man-pages synopsys > > Hi, > > I've noticed that man git-pack-objects describes cmdline as following > > SYNOPSYS > 'git pack-objects' [-q | --progress | --all-progress] > [--all-progress-implied] [-- > no-reuse-delta] [--delta-base-offset] [--non-empty] [--local] [--incremental] > [--window=<n>] [--depth=<n>] [--revs [--unpacked | --all]] [--stdout | base- > name] [--keep-true-parents] < object-list > > while OPTIONS sections has even more options, --no-reuse-objects for > instance. > > Should it be dealt with and how? > - add smth like ... at the tail of options in synopsys to indicate that there > are > more options > - add all the [--options] to synopsys > - drop all the [--options] as they all are optional > - pick only the most common/important ones like -q --progress, per > command or per command classes (hard to maintain and/or verify?) > -- > To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe git" in the body of > a > message to majord...@vger.kernel.org More majordomo info at > http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe git" in the body of a message to majord...@vger.kernel.org More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html