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From: Jeff King <peff@peff.net>
To: git@vger.kernel.org
Cc: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>, Chris Torek <chris.torek@gmail.com>
Subject: [PATCH v2 7/7] doc/git-log: clarify handling of merge commit diffs
Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2020 16:12:20 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20200729201220.GG2989342@coredump.intra.peff.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200729201002.GA2989059@coredump.intra.peff.net>

It can be surprising that git-log doesn't show any diff for merge
commits by default. Arguably "--cc" would be a reasonable default, but
it's very expensive (which is why we turn it on for "git show" but not
for "git log"). Let's at least document the current behavior, including
the recent "--first-parent implies -m" case

Signed-off-by: Jeff King <peff@peff.net>
---
 Documentation/git-log.txt | 7 +++++++
 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+)

diff --git a/Documentation/git-log.txt b/Documentation/git-log.txt
index 0a4c99e5f8..9ccba65469 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-log.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-log.txt
@@ -117,6 +117,13 @@ DIFF FORMATTING
 By default, `git log` does not generate any diff output. The options
 below can be used to show the changes made by each commit.
 
+Note that unless one of `-c`, `--cc`, or `-m` is given, merge commits
+will never show a diff, even if a diff format like `--patch` is
+selected, nor will they match search options like `-S`. The exception is
+when `--first-parent` is in use, in which merges are treated like normal
+single-parent commits (this can be overridden by providing a
+combined-diff option or with `--no-diff-merges`).
+
 -c::
 	With this option, diff output for a merge commit
 	shows the differences from each of the parents to the merge result
-- 
2.28.0.465.gd2839157e3

  parent reply	other threads:[~2020-07-29 20:12 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 86+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-07-28 16:36 [PATCH 0/3] making --first-parent imply -m Jeff King
2020-07-28 16:36 ` [PATCH 1/3] log: drop "--cc implies -m" logic Jeff King
2020-07-28 16:38 ` [PATCH 2/3] revision: add "--ignore-merges" option to counteract "-m" Jeff King
2020-07-28 17:52   ` Chris Torek
2020-07-29 18:42     ` Jeff King
2020-07-28 21:01   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-07-29 18:22     ` Jeff King
2020-07-29 18:30       ` Jeff King
2020-07-29 18:53         ` Junio C Hamano
2020-07-28 16:39 ` [PATCH 3/3] log: enable "-m" automatically with "--first-parent" Jeff King
2020-07-28 16:47 ` [PATCH 0/3] making --first-parent imply -m Jeff King
2020-07-28 16:48 ` Junio C Hamano
2020-07-28 16:53   ` Jeff King
2020-07-28 16:55 ` Taylor Blau
2020-07-29 20:10 ` [PATCH v2 0/7] making log " Jeff King
2020-07-29 20:10   ` [PATCH v2 1/7] log: drop "--cc implies -m" logic Jeff King
2020-07-29 20:10   ` [PATCH v2 2/7] revision: add "--no-diff-merges" option to counteract "-m" Jeff King
2020-07-29 20:10   ` [PATCH v2 3/7] log: enable "-m" automatically with "--first-parent" Jeff King
2020-07-29 20:28     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-07-29 20:11   ` [PATCH v2 4/7] doc/git-log: move "Diff Formatting" from rev-list-options Jeff King
2020-07-29 20:56     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-07-29 21:02       ` Jeff King
2020-07-29 20:11   ` [PATCH v2 5/7] doc/git-log: drop "-r" diff option Jeff King
2020-07-29 20:12   ` [PATCH v2 6/7] doc/git-log: move "-t" into diff-options list Jeff King
2020-07-29 21:10     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-07-29 21:55       ` Jeff King
2020-07-29 20:12   ` Jeff King [this message]
2020-07-29 21:03   ` [PATCH v2 0/7] making log --first-parent imply -m Chris Torek
2020-07-29 21:41   ` Sergey Organov
2020-07-31 23:08     ` Jeff King
2020-08-02 12:59       ` Sergey Organov
2020-08-02 17:35         ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-03 15:47           ` Sergey Organov
2020-08-03 16:35             ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-03 16:41               ` Sergey Organov
2020-08-03 17:21                 ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-03 20:25                   ` Sergey Organov
2020-08-03 20:58                     ` Jeff King
2020-08-03 21:16                       ` Sergey Organov
2020-08-03 18:08             ` Jeff King
2020-08-03 20:00               ` Sergey Organov
2020-08-03 20:55                 ` Jeff King
2020-08-03 21:18                   ` Sergey Organov
2020-08-04 17:50               ` Sergey Organov
2020-08-04 19:42                 ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-04 20:00                   ` Jeff King
2020-08-04 20:55                     ` Sergey Organov
2020-08-04 21:22                       ` Jeff King
2020-08-04 21:55                         ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-04 22:06                           ` Sergey Organov
2020-08-04 22:14                             ` Jeff King
2020-08-04 22:49                               ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-07  8:26                                 ` Jeff King
2020-08-07  9:25                                   ` Sergey Organov
2020-08-07 17:43                                   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-07 17:52                                     ` Sergey Organov
2020-08-07 19:01                                       ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-07 19:12                                         ` Sergey Organov
2020-08-07 19:20                                           ` Jeff King
2020-08-07 19:28                                             ` Sergey Organov
2020-08-07 19:46                                           ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-07 20:29                                             ` Sergey Organov
2020-08-07 20:39                                               ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-07 21:08                                                 ` Sergey Organov
2020-08-07 21:54                                                   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-07 23:07                                                     ` Sergey Organov
2020-08-04 22:53                               ` Sergey Organov
2020-08-04 21:21                     ` Sergey Organov
2020-08-04 21:26                       ` Jeff King
2020-08-04 19:58                 ` Jeff King
2020-08-04 20:56                   ` Sergey Organov
2020-08-04 21:25                     ` Jeff King
2020-08-04 21:41                       ` Sergey Organov
2020-08-04 22:07                         ` Jeff King
2020-08-04 22:15                           ` Sergey Organov
2020-08-04 21:27                     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-04 21:44                       ` Sergey Organov
2020-08-04 21:58                   ` Sergey Organov
2020-08-04 22:08                     ` Jeff King
2020-08-04 22:26                       ` [PATCH] revision: fix die() message for "--unpacked=" Sergey Organov
2020-08-05  0:03                         ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-05 15:37                   ` [PATCH v2 0/7] making log --first-parent imply -m Sergey Organov
2020-08-05 16:05                     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-05 17:55                       ` Sergey Organov
2020-08-05 19:24                         ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-05 20:27                           ` Sergey Organov

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