Signed-off-by: Marc Branchaud <>
 Documentation/git-fetch.txt        |  4 ++--
 Documentation/pull-fetch-param.txt | 18 ++++++++++++++----
 2 files changed, 16 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)

On 14-06-05 06:12 PM, Junio C Hamano wrote:
>> +    <refspec> parameters are not normally specified on the command
>> +    line, but instead are read from `remote.<repository>.fetch`
> I however am not sure if this is an improvement, especially the
> "normally" part.  Those who respond to a git-pull-request output
> might be fewer than those who send pull requests, but that does not
> mean they are abnormal.
>       The command line often omit <refspec> parameters when
>       fetching or pulling from a remote you regularly interact
>       with, in which case `remote.<repository>.fetch` values are
>       used instead.
> would be OK, though.
> Later today I'll push out the series on 'pu' after amending them
> with your comments so far.  It would be nice if you can reroll this
> on top of the updated one ("git log --oneline --first-parent
> master..pu" and find jc/fetch-pull-refmap in there).

Here's the reroll.  I used completely different phrasing but I think
I still captured the gist of what you said.

(Apologies for the delay -- I was looking for jc/fetch-pull-refmap on pu,
not jc/fetch-push-refmap on next!)


diff --git a/Documentation/git-fetch.txt b/Documentation/git-fetch.txt
index 629a1cf..8deb614 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-fetch.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-fetch.txt
@@ -51,8 +51,8 @@ include::pull-fetch-param.txt[]
 You often interact with the same remote repository by
 regularly and repeatedly fetching from it.  In order to keep track
diff --git a/Documentation/pull-fetch-param.txt 
index 4bff65b..1ebbf1d 100644
--- a/Documentation/pull-fetch-param.txt
+++ b/Documentation/pull-fetch-param.txt
@@ -12,10 +12,20 @@ ifndef::git-pull[]
-       The format of a <refspec> parameter is an optional plus
-       `+`, followed by the source ref <src>, followed
-       by a colon `:`, followed by the destination ref <dst>.
-       The colon can be omitted when <dst> is empty.
+       Specifies which refs to fetch and which local refs to update.
+       When no <refspec>s appear on the command line, the refs to fetch
+       are read from `remote.<repository>.fetch` variables instead
+       (see linkgit:git-fetch[1]).
+The format of a <refspec> parameter is an optional plus
+`+`, followed by the source ref <src>, followed
+by a colon `:`, followed by the destination ref <dst>.
+The colon can be omitted when <dst> is empty.
 `tag <tag>` means the same as `refs/tags/<tag>:refs/tags/<tag>`;
 it requests fetching everything up to the given tag.

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