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From: "Raymond E. Pasco" <>
To: Junio C Hamano <>
Cc:, Noam Soloveichik <>,
	"Raymond E. Pasco" <>
Subject: [PATCH] blame-options.txt: document --first-parent option
Date: Thu,  6 Aug 2020 14:52:43 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

blame/annotate have supported --first-parent since commit 95a4fb0eac
("blame: handle --first-parent"). This adds a blurb on that option to
the documentation.

Signed-off-by: Raymond E. Pasco <>
 Documentation/blame-options.txt | 6 ++++++
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+)

diff --git a/Documentation/blame-options.txt b/Documentation/blame-options.txt
index 5d122db6e9..88750af7ae 100644
--- a/Documentation/blame-options.txt
+++ b/Documentation/blame-options.txt
@@ -36,6 +36,12 @@ include::line-range-format.txt[]
 	START.  `git blame --reverse START` is taken as `git blame
 	--reverse START..HEAD` for convenience.
+	Follow only the first parent commit upon seeing a merge
+	commit. This option can be used to determine when a line
+	was introduced to a particular integration branch, rather
+	than when it was introduced to the history overall.
 	Show in a format designed for machine consumption.

  reply	other threads:[~2020-08-06 18:53 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-08-05  0:18 Why is AuthorDate displayed on git-blame? נעם סולוביצ'יק
2020-08-05  0:40 ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-06  6:57   ` Raymond E. Pasco
2020-08-06 15:19     ` Noam Soloveichik
2020-08-06 18:13       ` Raymond E. Pasco
2020-08-06 18:17     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-06 18:52       ` Raymond E. Pasco [this message]
2020-08-08  0:35       ` Jeff King
2020-08-05  1:59 ` brian m. carlson
2020-08-05 16:08   ` Junio C Hamano

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