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Commits on Jul 12, 2008
  1. @gitster

    make remove-dashes: apply to scripts and programs as well, not just t…

    Miklos Vajna committed with gitster
    …o builtins
    All programs and scripts are now moved outside PATH, so it's a good idea
    not to use the dashed forms for them, either.
    Signed-off-by: Miklos Vajna <>
    Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Commits on Jul 3, 2007
  1. @torvalds @gitster

    Start deprecating "git-command" in favor of "git command"

    torvalds committed with gitster
    I realize that a lot of people use the "git-xyzzy" format, and we have
    various historical reasons for it, but I also think that most people have
    long since started thinking of the git command as a single command with
    various subcommands, and we've long had the documentation talk about it
    that way.
    Slowly migrating away from the git-xyzzy format would allow us to
    eventually no longer install hundreds of binaries (even if most of them
    are symlinks or hardlinks) in users $PATH, and the _original_ reasons for
    it (implementation issues and bash completion) are really long long gone.
    Using "git xyzzy" also has some fundamental advantages, like the ability
    to specify things like paging ("git -p xyzzy") and making the whole notion
    of aliases act like other git commands (which they already do, but they do
    *not* have a "git-xyzzy" form!)
    Anyway, while actually removing the "git-xyzzy" things is not practical
    right now, we can certainly start slowly to deprecate it internally inside
    git itself - in the shell scripts we use, and the test vectors.
    This patch adds a "remove-dashes" makefile target, which does that. It
    isn't particularly efficient or smart, but it *does* successfully rewrite
    a lot of our shell scripts to use the "git xyzzy" form for all built-in
    (For non-builtins, the "git xyzzy" format implies an extra execve(), so
    this script leaves those alone).
    So apply this patch, and then run
    	make remove-dashes
    	make test
    	git commit -a
    to generate a much larger patch that actually starts this transformation.
    (The only half-way subtle thing about this is that it also fixes up for the new world order by adding quoting around
    the use of "git-commit-tree" as an argument. It doesn't need it in that
    format, but when changed into "git commit-tree" it is no longer a single
    word, and the quoting maintains the old behaviour).
    NOTE! This does not yet mean that you can actually stop installing the
    "git-xyzzy" binaries for the builtins. There are some remaining places
    that want to use the old form, this just removes the most obvious ones
    that can easily be done automatically.
    Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
    Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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