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[PATCH v2] Documentation/config: note trailing newline with --type=color

In 63e2a0f8e9 (builtin/config: introduce `color` type specifier,
2018-04-09), `--type=color` was introduced and preferred to the
old-style `--get-color`.

The two behave the same in almost every way, save for the fact that
`--type=color` prints a trailing newline where `--get-color` does not.
Instead of introducing ambiguity between `--type=color` and the other
`--type` variants, document the difference between `--type=color` and
`--get-color` instead.

Co-authored-by: Jeff King <peff@xxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Taylor Blau <me@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
 Documentation/git-config.txt | 4 +++-
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/git-config.txt b/Documentation/git-config.txt
index 1bfe9f56a7..d0b9c50d20 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-config.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-config.txt
@@ -240,7 +240,9 @@ Valid `<type>`'s include:
 	output.  The optional `default` parameter is used instead, if
 	there is no color configured for `name`.
-`--type=color [--default=<default>]` is preferred over `--get-color`.
+`--type=color [--default=<default>]` is preferred over `--get-color`
+(but note that `--get-color` will omit the trailing newline printed by