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    doc: drop author/documentation sections from most pages · 48bb914e
    Jeff King authored
    The point of these sections is generally to:
    
      1. Give credit where it is due.
    
      2. Give the reader an idea of where to ask questions or
         file bug reports.
    
    But they don't do a good job of either case. For (1), they
    are out of date and incomplete. A much more accurate answer
    can be gotten through shortlog or blame.  For (2), the
    correct contact point is generally git@vger, and even if you
    wanted to cc the contact point, the out-of-date and
    incomplete fields mean you're likely sending to somebody
    useless.
    
    So let's drop the fields entirely from all manpages except
    git(1) itself. We already point people to the mailing list
    for bug reports there, and we can update the Authors section
    to give credit to the major contributors and point to
    shortlog and blame for more information.
    
    Each page has a "This is part of git" footer, so people can
    follow that to the main git manpage.
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