Commit 0ddd4719 authored by Eric Sunshine's avatar Eric Sunshine Committed by Junio C Hamano

line-range-format.txt: clarify -L:regex usage form

blame/log documentation describes -L option as:

  -L<start>,<end>
  -L:<regex>

  <start> and <end> can take one of these forms:

    * number
    * /regex/
    * +offset or -offset
    * :regex

which is incorrect and confusing since :regex is not one of the valid
forms of <start> or <end>; in fact, it must be -L's lone argument.

Clarify by discussing :<regex> at the same indentation level as "<start>
and <end>...":

  -L<start>,<end>
  -L:<regex>

  <start> and <end> can take one of these forms:

    * number
    * /regex/
    * +offset or -offset

  If :<regex> is given in place of <start> and <end> ...
Signed-off-by: Eric Sunshine's avatarEric Sunshine <[email protected]>
Signed-off-by: default avatarJunio C Hamano <[email protected]>
parent 1e159833
......@@ -15,8 +15,6 @@
``-L <start>'' or ``-L <start>,'' spans from <start> to end of file.
``-L ,<end>'' spans from start of file to <end>.
+
<start> and <end> can take one of these forms:
include::line-range-format.txt[]
-l::
......
......@@ -72,8 +72,6 @@ produced by --stat etc.
give zero or one positive revision arguments.
You can specify this option more than once.
+
<start> and <end> can take one of these forms:
include::line-range-format.txt[]
<revision range>::
......
<start> and <end> can take one of these forms:
- number
+
If <start> or <end> is a number, it specifies an
......@@ -15,11 +17,8 @@ starting at the line given by <start>.
+
This is only valid for <end> and will specify a number
of lines before or after the line given by <start>.
+
- :regex
+
If the option's argument is of the form :regex, it denotes the range
If ``:<regex>'' is given in place of <start> and <end>, it denotes the range
from the first funcname line that matches <regex>, up to the next
funcname line.
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