Re: Confusing inconsistent option syntax
- Date: Sun, 2 Dec 2018 11:18:49 +0100
- From: Duy Nguyen <pclouds@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Confusing inconsistent option syntax
On Sun, Dec 2, 2018 at 11:13 AM Robert White <rjwhite2453@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> `git log --pretty short` gives the error message "ambiguous argument
> 'short'". To get the expected result, you need to use `git log
> --pretty=short`. However, `git log --since yesterday` and `git log
> --since=yesterday` both work as expected.
> When is an = needed? What is the reason for these inconsistencies?
--pretty can take no arguments. --pretty alone is the same as
--pretty=medium. --since always needs an argument.