Roberto Tyley wrote:

> The BFG is a tool specifically designed for the task of removing
> unwanted data from Git repository history - a common use-case for which
> git-filter-branch has been the traditional workhorse.
> It's beneficial to let users know that filter-branch has an alternative
> here:

That sounds like a good suggestion for the SEE ALSO section, or an
explanation of when each tool should be used would be a good thing to
put in NOTES, but...

> --- a/Documentation/git-filter-branch.txt
> +++ b/Documentation/git-filter-branch.txt
> @@ -18,6 +18,12 @@ SYNOPSIS
>  -----------
> +
> +NOTE: For simply removing unwanted data from repository history, you may
> +want to use link:http://rtyley.github.io/bfg-repo-cleaner/[The BFG 
> Repo-Cleaner]
> +instead - it's generally faster and simpler for eliminating large files
> +or private data.

... this shouting NOTE at the top of the description is way over the

So as is, this patch looks like a net negative.

Thanks and hope that helps,
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