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1 -p::
2 Generate patch (see section on generating patches)
4 -u::
5 Synonym for "-p".
7 -z::
8 \0 line termination on output
10 --name-only::
11 Show only names of changed files.
13 --name-status::
14 Show only names and status of changed files.
16 --full-index::
17 Instead of the first handful characters, show full
18 object name of pre- and post-image blob on the "index"
19 line when generating a patch format output.
21 --abbrev[=<n>]::
22 Instead of showing the full 40-byte hexadecimal object
23 name in diff-raw format output and diff-tree header
24 lines, show only handful hexdigits prefix. This is
25 independent of --full-index option above, which controls
26 the diff-patch output format. Non default number of
27 digits can be specified with --abbrev=<n>.
29 -B::
30 Break complete rewrite changes into pairs of delete and create.
32 -M::
33 Detect renames.
35 -C::
36 Detect copies as well as renames.
38 --find-copies-harder::
39 For performance reasons, by default, -C option finds copies only
40 if the original file of the copy was modified in the same
41 changeset. This flag makes the command
42 inspect unmodified files as candidates for the source of
43 copy. This is a very expensive operation for large
44 projects, so use it with caution.
46 -l<num>::
47 -M and -C options require O(n^2) processing time where n
48 is the number of potential rename/copy targets. This
49 option prevents rename/copy detection from running if
50 the number of rename/copy targets exceeds the specified
51 number.
53 -S<string>::
54 Look for differences that contain the change in <string>.
56 --pickaxe-all::
57 When -S finds a change, show all the changes in that
58 changeset, not just the files that contain the change
59 in <string>.
61 -O<orderfile>::
62 Output the patch in the order specified in the
63 <orderfile>, which has one shell glob pattern per line.
65 -R::
66 Swap two inputs; that is, show differences from index or
67 on-disk file to tree contents.
69 For more detailed explanation on these common options, see also
70 link:diffcore.html[diffcore documentation].