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Re: git --help not actually showing the git(1) help page..




Philip Oakley <philipoakley@xxxxxxx> writes:

> On GfW I commonly use the `git <cmd> --help` when things go wrong, so
> making the response to that give the right advice would be good.

There are three levels of details ;-) "git --help" is meant as a
shorter and sweeter version of "git help git" that is more detailed
than "git -h".

It is conceivable for an enterprising developer to write a set of
documentation with medium level details and make "git add --help"
give such a medium level doc, more detailed than "git add -h" but
more concice than "git help add".  Those who did "git <cmd> --help"
did not bother doing so.