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Merge branch 'jk/maint-docs' into maint

* jk/maint-docs:
docs: fix some antique example output
docs: make sure literal "->" isn't converted to arrow
docs: update status --porcelain format
docs: minor grammar fixes to git-status

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Documentation/git-cvsserver.txt

 
 'git-cvsserver' uses the Perl DBI module. Please also read
 its documentation if changing these variables, especially
-about `DBI->connect()`.
+about `DBI\->connect()`.
 
 gitcvs.dbname::
 	Database name. The exact meaning depends on the

Documentation/git-diff-index.txt

 have not actually done a 'git update-index' on it yet - there is no
 "object" associated with the new state, and you get:
 
-  torvalds@ppc970:~/v2.6/linux> git diff-index HEAD
-  *100644->100664 blob    7476bb......->000000......      kernel/sched.c
+  torvalds@ppc970:~/v2.6/linux> git diff-index --abbrev HEAD
+  :100644 100664 7476bb... 000000...      kernel/sched.c
 
 i.e., it shows that the tree has changed, and that `kernel/sched.c` has is
 not up-to-date and may contain new stuff. The all-zero sha1 means that to

Documentation/git-diff-tree.txt

 
 An example of normal usage is:
 
-  torvalds@ppc970:~/git> git diff-tree 5319e4......
-  *100664->100664 blob    ac348b.......->a01513.......      git-fsck-objects.c
+  torvalds@ppc970:~/git> git diff-tree --abbrev 5319e4
+  :100664 100664 ac348b... a01513...	git-fsck-objects.c
 
 which tells you that the last commit changed just one file (it's from
 this one:

Documentation/git-status.txt

 	Show the branch and tracking info even in short-format.
 
 --porcelain::
-	Give the output in a stable, easy-to-parse format for scripts.
-	Currently this is identical to --short output, but is guaranteed
-	not to change in the future, making it safe for scripts.
+	Give the output in an easy-to-parse format for scripts.
+	This is similar to the short output, but will remain stable
+	across git versions and regardless of user configuration. See
+	below for details.
 
 -u[<mode>]::
 --untracked-files[=<mode>]::
 The output from this command is designed to be used as a commit
 template comment, and all the output lines are prefixed with '#'.
 The default, long format, is designed to be human readable,
-verbose and descriptive.  They are subject to change in any time.
+verbose and descriptive.  Its contents and format are subject to change
+at any time.
 
 The paths mentioned in the output, unlike many other git commands, are
 made relative to the current directory if you are working in a
 subdirectory (this is on purpose, to help cutting and pasting). See
 the status.relativePaths config option below.
 
-In short-format, the status of each path is shown as
+Short Format
+~~~~~~~~~~~~
+
+In the short-format, the status of each path is shown as
 
 	XY PATH1 -> PATH2
 
-where `PATH1` is the path in the `HEAD`, and ` -> PATH2` part is
+where `PATH1` is the path in the `HEAD`, and the ` \-> PATH2` part is
 shown only when `PATH1` corresponds to a different path in the
 index/worktree (i.e. the file is renamed). The 'XY' is a two-letter
 status code.
 
-The fields (including the `->`) are separated from each other by a
+The fields (including the `\->`) are separated from each other by a
 single space. If a filename contains whitespace or other nonprintable
 characters, that field will be quoted in the manner of a C string
 literal: surrounded by ASCII double quote (34) characters, and with
 
 ## branchname tracking info
 
-There is an alternate -z format recommended for machine parsing.  In
+Porcelain Format
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+
+The porcelain format is similar to the short format, but is guaranteed
+not to change in a backwards-incompatible way between git versions or
+based on user configuration. This makes it ideal for parsing by scripts.
+The description of the short format above also describes the porcelain
+format, with a few exceptions:
+
+1. The user's color.status configuration is not respected; color will
+   always be off.
+
+2. The user's status.relativePaths configuration is not respected; paths
+   shown will always be relative to the repository root.
+
+There is also an alternate -z format recommended for machine parsing. In
 that format, the status field is the same, but some other things
-change.  First, the '->' is omitted from rename entries and the field
-order is reversed (e.g 'from -> to' becomes 'to from'). Second, a NUL
+change.  First, the '\->' is omitted from rename entries and the field
+order is reversed (e.g 'from \-> to' becomes 'to from'). Second, a NUL
 (ASCII 0) follows each filename, replacing space as a field separator
 and the terminating newline (but a space still separates the status
 field from the first filename).  Third, filenames containing special
Tip: Filter by directory path e.g. /media app.js to search for public/media/app.js.
Tip: Use camelCasing e.g. ProjME to search for ProjectModifiedEvent.java.
Tip: Filter by extension type e.g. /repo .js to search for all .js files in the /repo directory.
Tip: Separate your search with spaces e.g. /ssh pom.xml to search for src/ssh/pom.xml.
Tip: Use ↑ and ↓ arrow keys to navigate and return to view the file.
Tip: You can also navigate files with Ctrl+j (next) and Ctrl+k (previous) and view the file with Ctrl+o.
Tip: You can also navigate files with Alt+j (next) and Alt+k (previous) and view the file with Alt+o.