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parse-options: multi-word argh should use dash to separate words

"When you need to use space, use dash" is a strange way to say that
you must not use a space.  Because it is more common for the command
line descriptions to use dashed-multi-words, you do not even want to
use spaces in these places.  Rephrase the documentation to avoid
this strangeness.

Fix a few existing multi-word argument help strings, i.e.

 - GPG key-ids given to -S/--gpg-sign are "key-id";
 - Refs used for storing notes are "notes-ref"; and
 - Expiry timestamps given to --expire are "expiry-date".

and update the corresponding documentation pages.

Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
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gitster committed Mar 23, 2014
1 parent ce7f874 commit e703d7118c68bb5b1f850dae4060609a88500b18
@@ -9,7 +9,7 @@ SYNOPSIS
--------
[verse]
'git cherry-pick' [--edit] [-n] [-m parent-number] [-s] [-x] [--ff]
[-S[<keyid>]] <commit>...
[-S[<key-id>]] <commit>...
'git cherry-pick' --continue
'git cherry-pick' --quit
'git cherry-pick' --abort
@@ -101,8 +101,8 @@ effect to your index in a row.
--signoff::
Add Signed-off-by line at the end of the commit message.

-S[<keyid>]::
--gpg-sign[=<keyid>]::
-S[<key-id>]::
--gpg-sign[=<key-id>]::
GPG-sign commits.

--ff::
@@ -13,7 +13,7 @@ SYNOPSIS
[-F <file> | -m <msg>] [--reset-author] [--allow-empty]
[--allow-empty-message] [--no-verify] [-e] [--author=<author>]
[--date=<date>] [--cleanup=<mode>] [--[no-]status]
[-i | -o] [-S[<keyid>]] [--] [<file>...]
[-i | -o] [-S[<key-id>]] [--] [<file>...]

DESCRIPTION
-----------
@@ -10,7 +10,7 @@ SYNOPSIS
--------
[verse]
'git merge' [-n] [--stat] [--no-commit] [--squash] [--[no-]edit]
[-s <strategy>] [-X <strategy-option>] [-S[<keyid>]]
[-s <strategy>] [-X <strategy-option>] [-S[<key-id>]]
[--[no-]rerere-autoupdate] [-m <msg>] [<commit>...]
'git merge' <msg> HEAD <commit>...
'git merge' --abort
@@ -14,7 +14,7 @@ SYNOPSIS
'git notes' append [-F <file> | -m <msg> | (-c | -C) <object>] [<object>]
'git notes' edit [<object>]
'git notes' show [<object>]
'git notes' merge [-v | -q] [-s <strategy> ] <notes_ref>
'git notes' merge [-v | -q] [-s <strategy> ] <notes-ref>
'git notes' merge --commit [-v | -q]
'git notes' merge --abort [-v | -q]
'git notes' remove [--ignore-missing] [--stdin] [<object>...]
@@ -290,14 +290,14 @@ The lines after the separator describe the options.
Each line of options has this format:

------------
<opt_spec><flags>*<arg_hint>? SP+ help LF
<opt-spec><flags>*<arg-hint>? SP+ help LF
------------

`<opt_spec>`::
`<opt-spec>`::
its format is the short option character, then the long option name
separated by a comma. Both parts are not required, though at least one
is necessary. `h,help`, `dry-run` and `f` are all three correct
`<opt_spec>`.
`<opt-spec>`.

`<flags>`::
`<flags>` are of `*`, `=`, `?` or `!`.
@@ -313,11 +313,11 @@ Each line of options has this format:

* Use `!` to not make the corresponding negated long option available.

`<arg_hint>`::
`<arg_hint>`, if specified, is used as a name of the argument in the
help output, for options that take arguments. `<arg_hint>` is
terminated by the first whitespace. When you need to use space in the
argument hint use dash instead.
`<arg-hint>`::
`<arg-hint>`, if specified, is used as a name of the argument in the
help output, for options that take arguments. `<arg-hint>` is
terminated by the first whitespace. It is customary to use a
dash to separate words in a multi-word argument hint.

The remainder of the line, after stripping the spaces, is used
as the help associated to the option.
@@ -8,7 +8,7 @@ git-revert - Revert some existing commits
SYNOPSIS
--------
[verse]
'git revert' [--[no-]edit] [-n] [-m parent-number] [-s] [-S[<keyid>]] <commit>...
'git revert' [--[no-]edit] [-n] [-m parent-number] [-s] [-S[<key-id>]] <commit>...
'git revert' --continue
'git revert' --quit
'git revert' --abort
@@ -80,8 +80,8 @@ more details.
This is useful when reverting more than one commits'
effect to your index in a row.

-S[<keyid>]::
--gpg-sign[=<keyid>]::
-S[<key-id>]::
--gpg-sign[=<key-id>]::
GPG-sign commits.

-s::
@@ -1095,7 +1095,7 @@ int cmd_checkout(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix)
OPT_BOOL(0, "detach", &opts.force_detach, N_("detach the HEAD at named commit")),
OPT_SET_INT('t', "track", &opts.track, N_("set upstream info for new branch"),
BRANCH_TRACK_EXPLICIT),
OPT_STRING(0, "orphan", &opts.new_orphan_branch, N_("new branch"), N_("new unparented branch")),
OPT_STRING(0, "orphan", &opts.new_orphan_branch, N_("new-branch"), N_("new unparented branch")),
OPT_SET_INT('2', "ours", &opts.writeout_stage, N_("checkout our version for unmerged files"),
2),
OPT_SET_INT('3', "theirs", &opts.writeout_stage, N_("checkout their version for unmerged files"),
@@ -1472,7 +1472,7 @@ int cmd_commit(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix)
OPT_BOOL('e', "edit", &edit_flag, N_("force edit of commit")),
OPT_STRING(0, "cleanup", &cleanup_arg, N_("default"), N_("how to strip spaces and #comments from message")),
OPT_BOOL(0, "status", &include_status, N_("include status in commit message template")),
{ OPTION_STRING, 'S', "gpg-sign", &sign_commit, N_("key id"),
{ OPTION_STRING, 'S', "gpg-sign", &sign_commit, N_("key-id"),
N_("GPG sign commit"), PARSE_OPT_OPTARG, NULL, (intptr_t) "" },
/* end commit message options */

@@ -220,7 +220,7 @@ static struct option builtin_merge_options[] = {
OPT_BOOL(0, "abort", &abort_current_merge,
N_("abort the current in-progress merge")),
OPT_SET_INT(0, "progress", &show_progress, N_("force progress reporting"), 1),
{ OPTION_STRING, 'S', "gpg-sign", &sign_commit, N_("key id"),
{ OPTION_STRING, 'S', "gpg-sign", &sign_commit, N_("key-id"),
N_("GPG sign commit"), PARSE_OPT_OPTARG, NULL, (intptr_t) "" },
OPT_BOOL(0, "overwrite-ignore", &overwrite_ignore, N_("update ignored files (default)")),
OPT_END()
@@ -939,7 +939,7 @@ int cmd_notes(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix)
int result;
const char *override_notes_ref = NULL;
struct option options[] = {
OPT_STRING(0, "ref", &override_notes_ref, N_("notes_ref"),
OPT_STRING(0, "ref", &override_notes_ref, N_("notes-ref"),
N_("use notes from <notes_ref>")),
OPT_END()
};
@@ -89,7 +89,7 @@ static void parse_args(int argc, const char **argv, struct replay_opts *opts)
OPT_STRING(0, "strategy", &opts->strategy, N_("strategy"), N_("merge strategy")),
OPT_CALLBACK('X', "strategy-option", &opts, N_("option"),
N_("option for merge strategy"), option_parse_x),
{ OPTION_STRING, 'S', "gpg-sign", &opts->gpg_sign, N_("key id"),
{ OPTION_STRING, 'S', "gpg-sign", &opts->gpg_sign, N_("key-id"),
N_("GPG sign commit"), PARSE_OPT_OPTARG, NULL, (intptr_t) "" },
OPT_END(),
OPT_END(),
@@ -513,7 +513,7 @@ int cmd_tag(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix)
OPT_BOOL('s', "sign", &opt.sign, N_("annotated and GPG-signed tag")),
OPT_STRING(0, "cleanup", &cleanup_arg, N_("mode"),
N_("how to strip spaces and #comments from message")),
OPT_STRING('u', "local-user", &keyid, N_("key id"),
OPT_STRING('u', "local-user", &keyid, N_("key-id"),
N_("use another key to sign the tag")),
OPT__FORCE(&force, N_("replace the tag if exists")),
OPT_COLUMN(0, "column", &colopts, N_("show tag list in columns")),
@@ -143,7 +143,7 @@ struct option {
{ OPTION_CALLBACK, (s), (l), (v), N_("time"),(h), 0, \
parse_opt_approxidate_cb }
#define OPT_EXPIRY_DATE(s, l, v, h) \
{ OPTION_CALLBACK, (s), (l), (v), N_("expiry date"),(h), 0, \
{ OPTION_CALLBACK, (s), (l), (v), N_("expiry-date"),(h), 0, \
parse_opt_expiry_date_cb }
#define OPT_CALLBACK(s, l, v, a, h, f) \
{ OPTION_CALLBACK, (s), (l), (v), (a), (h), 0, (f) }

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