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From: Emily Shaffer <>
Cc: Emily Shaffer <>
Subject: [PATCH 1/3] myfirstcontrib: add 'psuh' to command-list.txt
Date: Fri, 25 Oct 2019 17:51:57 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
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Users can discover commands and their brief usage by running 'git help
git' or 'git help -a'; both of these pages list all available commands
based on the contents of 'command-list.txt'. That means adding a new
command there is an important part of the new command process, and
therefore belongs in the new command tutorial.

Teach new users how to add their command, and include a brief overview
of how to discover which attributes to place on the command in the list.

Since 'git psuh' prints some workspace info, doesn't modify anything,
and is targeted as a user-facing porcelain command, list it as a
'mainporcelain' and 'info' command.

As the usage string is required to generate this documentation, don't
add the command to the list until after the usage string is added to the

Signed-off-by: Emily Shaffer <>
 Documentation/MyFirstContribution.txt | 22 ++++++++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 22 insertions(+)

diff --git a/Documentation/MyFirstContribution.txt b/Documentation/MyFirstContribution.txt
index 5e9b808f5f..12b7256454 100644
--- a/Documentation/MyFirstContribution.txt
+++ b/Documentation/MyFirstContribution.txt
@@ -534,6 +534,28 @@ you want to pass as a parameter something which would usually be interpreted as
 a flag.) `parse_options()` will terminate parsing when it reaches `--` and give
 you the rest of the options afterwards, untouched.
+Now that you have a usage hint, you can teach Git how to show it in the general
+command list shown by `git help git` or `git help -a`, which is generated from
+`command-list.txt`. Find the line for 'git-pull' so you can add your 'git-psuh'
+line above it in alphabetical order. Now, we can add some attributes about the
+command which impacts where it shows up in the aforementioned help commands. The
+top of `command-list.txt` shares some information about what each attribute
+means; in those help pages, the commands are sorted according to these
+attributes. `git psuh` is user-facing, or porcelain - so we will mark it as
+"mainporcelain". For "mainporcelain" commands, the comments at the top of
+`command-list.txt` indicate we can also optionally add an attribute from another
+list; since `git psuh` shows some information about the user's workspace but
+doesn't modify anything, let's mark it as "info". Make sure to keep your
+attributes in the same style as the rest of `command-list.txt` using spaces to
+align and delineate them:
+git-prune-packed                        plumbingmanipulators
+git-psuh                                mainporcelain		info
+git-pull                                mainporcelain           remote
+git-push                                mainporcelain           remote
 Build again. Now, when you run with `-h`, you should see your usage printed and
 your command terminated before anything else interesting happens. Great!

  reply	other threads:[~2019-10-26  0:54 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 20+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-10-26  0:51 [PATCH 0/3] some clarifications to MyFirstContribution Emily Shaffer
2019-10-26  0:51 ` Emily Shaffer [this message]
2019-10-26  1:08   ` [PATCH 1/3] myfirstcontrib: add 'psuh' to command-list.txt Jonathan Nieder
2019-10-26  8:00     ` SZEDER Gábor
2019-10-28  1:24       ` Junio C Hamano
2019-10-28 11:25         ` SZEDER Gábor
2019-10-29 20:39       ` Johannes Schindelin
2019-10-26  0:51 ` [PATCH 2/3] myfirstcontrib: add dependency installation step Emily Shaffer
2019-10-26  1:12   ` Jonathan Nieder
2019-10-28  1:27     ` Junio C Hamano
2019-10-31 20:58       ` Emily Shaffer
2019-10-26  0:51 ` [PATCH 3/3] myfirstcontrib: hint to find gitgitgadget allower Emily Shaffer
2019-10-26  1:15   ` Jonathan Nieder
2019-10-29 20:43     ` Johannes Schindelin
2019-10-27  1:39   ` Pratyush Yadav
2019-10-26  1:17 ` [PATCH 0/3] some clarifications to MyFirstContribution Jonathan Nieder
2019-10-31 21:03 ` [PATCH v2 " Emily Shaffer
2019-10-31 21:03   ` [PATCH v2 1/3] myfirstcontrib: add 'psuh' to command-list.txt Emily Shaffer
2019-10-31 21:03   ` [PATCH v2 2/3] myfirstcontrib: add dependency installation step Emily Shaffer
2019-10-31 21:03   ` [PATCH v2 3/3] myfirstcontrib: hint to find gitgitgadget allower Emily Shaffer

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