Signed-off-by: Christian Couder <>
 Documentation/git-replace.txt | 15 ++++++++++++++-
 1 file changed, 14 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/git-replace.txt b/Documentation/git-replace.txt
index 0a02f70..37d872d 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-replace.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-replace.txt
@@ -9,6 +9,7 @@ SYNOPSIS
 'git replace' [-f] <object> <replacement>
+'git replace' [-f] --edit <object>
 'git replace' -d <object>...
 'git replace' [--format=<format>] [-l [<pattern>]]
@@ -63,6 +64,14 @@ OPTIONS
        Delete existing replace refs for the given objects.
+--edit <object>::
+       Launch an editor to let the user change the content of
+       <object>, then create a new object of the same type with the
+       changed content, and create a replace ref to replace <object>
+       with the new object. See linkgit:git-commit[1] and
+       linkgit:git-var[1] for details about how the editor will be
+       chosen.
 -l <pattern>::
 --list <pattern>::
        List replace refs for objects that match the given pattern (or
 linkgit:git-filter-branch[1], linkgit:git-hash-object[1] and
 linkgit:git-rebase[1], among other git commands, can be used to create
-replacement objects from existing objects.
+replacement objects from existing objects. The `--edit` option can
+also be used with 'git replace' to create a replacement object by
+editing an existing object.
 If you want to replace many blobs, trees or commits that are part of a
 string of commits, you may just want to create a replacement string of
@@ -117,6 +128,8 @@ linkgit:git-filter-branch[1]

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