-The ``-a`` option can be used to associate a project with the new environment.
+The ``-a`` option can be used to associate an existing project
+directory with the new environment.
The ``-i`` option can be used to install one or more packages (by
repeating the option) after the environment is created.
+ - Add ``-a`` option to :ref:`command-mkvirtualenv` to associate a
+ new virtualenv with an existing project directory. Contributed by
+ Mike Fogel (:bbuser:`mfogel`).
- Changed arguments to :ref:`command-mktmpenv` so it always creates