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Re: Misleading documentation for git-diff-files (diff-filter)




Thanks for the clarification! I also didn't realize that diff-files -R
will show added files. You learn something new everyday ;)

On Thu, Jan 4, 2018 at 11:09 AM, Junio C Hamano <gitster@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Jeff King <peff@xxxxxxxx> writes:
>
>> diff --git a/Documentation/diff-options.txt b/Documentation/diff-options.txt
>> index 9d1586b956..743af97b06 100644
>> --- a/Documentation/diff-options.txt
>> +++ b/Documentation/diff-options.txt
>> @@ -469,6 +469,12 @@ ifndef::git-format-patch[]
>>  +
>>  Also, these upper-case letters can be downcased to exclude.  E.g.
>>  `--diff-filter=ad` excludes added and deleted paths.
>> ++
>> +Note that not all diffs can feature all types. For instance, diffs
>> +from the index to the working tree can never have Added entries
>> +(because the set of paths included in the diff is limited by what is in
>> +the index).  Similarly, copied and renamed entries cannot appear if
>> +detection for those types is disabled.
>
> Makes sense; thanks.



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John L Cheng