Linus Torvalds <> writes:

> I hit this oddity when not remembering the right syntax for --color-words..
> Try this (outside of a git repository):
>    touch a b
>    git diff -u --color=words a b
> and watch it scroll (infinitely) printing out
>    error: option `color' expects "always", "auto", or "never"
> forever.
> I haven't tried to root-cause it, since I'm supposed to be merging stuff..
>                 Linus

Hmph, interesting.  "outside a repository" is the key, it seems.
And I can see it all the way down to 1.7.3 (at least).

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