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* [PATCH] Documentation/git.txt: clarify that GIT_TRACE=/path appends
@ 2018-09-04  0:05 SZEDER Gábor
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From: SZEDER Gábor @ 2018-09-04  0:05 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Junio C Hamano; +Cc: git, SZEDER Gábor

The current wording of the description of GIT_TRACE=/path/to/file
("... will try to write the trace messages into it") might be
misunderstood as "overwriting"; at least I interpreted it that way on
a cursory first read.

State it more explicitly that the trace messages are appended.

Signed-off-by: SZEDER Gábor <>
 Documentation/git.txt | 4 ++--
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/git.txt b/Documentation/git.txt
index dba7f0c18e..74a9d7edb4 100644
--- a/Documentation/git.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git.txt
@@ -599,8 +599,8 @@ trace messages into this file descriptor.
 Alternatively, if the variable is set to an absolute path
 (starting with a '/' character), Git will interpret this
-as a file path and will try to write the trace messages
-into it.
+as a file path and will try to append the trace messages
+to it.
 Unsetting the variable, or setting it to empty, "0" or
 "false" (case insensitive) disables trace messages.

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