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Re: Obscure error/warning/information message from git pull

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Obscure error/warning/information message from git pull
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2014 10:54:18 +0200

> From: David Engster <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden,  address@hidden,  address@hidden
> Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2014 09:18:36 +0100
> >>   git log --source emacs-24 master
> >
> > This spews an error message when invoked in the master branch.  Why?
> > Does it need the repository to track both branches or something?
> Yes, this was for Alan's case, who has a local tracking branch for
> emacs-24. If you don't track it locally, use the remote branch name,
> which is 'origin/emacs-24'.

OK, thanks.

> > What exactly is the semantics of this command when given branch names?
> > (The man page doesn't say, AFAICS.)
> It says
>   The command takes options applicable to the git rev-list command to
>   control what is shown and how [...].
> So 'git help rev-list' will give you details on how this works.

A.k.a. "the man page doesn't say", because what the rev-list man page
says cannot be related back to the 'log' man page reference.  But
don't let me start with the quality of the Git documentation.

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