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J. Bruce Fields  committed 4a7979c

user-manual: document git-show-branch example

Document Junio's show-branch trick for finding out which tags are
descendents of a given comit.

Signed-off-by: "J. Bruce Fields" <bfields@citi.umich.edu>

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File Documentation/user-manual.txt

 Alternatively, note that
 
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-$ git log v1.5.0-rc1..305db0fd
+$ git log v1.5.0-rc1..e05db0fd
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-will produce empty output if and only if v1.5.0-rc1 includes 305db0fd,
+will produce empty output if and only if v1.5.0-rc1 includes e05db0fd,
 because it outputs only commits that are not reachable from v1.5.0-rc1.
 
+As yet another alternative, the gitlink:git-show-branch[1] command lists
+the commits reachable from its arguments with a display on the left-hand
+side that indicates which arguments that commit is reachable from.  So,
+you can run something like
+
+-------------------------------------------------
+$ git show-branch e05db0fd v1.5.0-rc0 v1.5.0-rc1 v1.5.0-rc2
+! [e05db0fd] Fix warnings in sha1_file.c - use C99 printf format if
+available
+ ! [v1.5.0-rc0] GIT v1.5.0 preview
+  ! [v1.5.0-rc1] GIT v1.5.0-rc1
+   ! [v1.5.0-rc2] GIT v1.5.0-rc2
+...
+-------------------------------------------------
+
+then search for a line that looks like
+
+-------------------------------------------------
++ ++ [e05db0fd] Fix warnings in sha1_file.c - use C99 printf format if
+available
+-------------------------------------------------
+
+Which shows that e05db0fd is reachable from itself, from v1.5.0-rc1, and
+from v1.5.0-rc2, but not from v1.5.0-rc0.
+
+
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