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git-cherry: document limit and add diagram

This patch adds the diagram from the long usage string of git-cherry to
its documentation, and documents the third option. I changed some of
the + to - in order to save the reader from wondering where they might
fit into the picture.

Signed-off-by: Rene Scharfe <rene.scharfe@lsrfire.ath.cx>;
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <junkio@cox.net>;

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Documentation/git-cherry.txt

 
 SYNOPSIS
 --------
-'git-cherry' [-v] <upstream> [<head>]
+'git-cherry' [-v] <upstream> [<head>] [<limit>]
 
 DESCRIPTION
 -----------
 has its id (sha1) reported, prefixed by a symbol.  The ones that have
 equivalent change already
 in the <upstream> branch are prefixed with a minus (-) sign, and those
-that only exist in the <head> branch are prefixed with a plus (+) symbol.
+that only exist in the <head> branch are prefixed with a plus (+) symbol:
+
+               __*__*__*__*__> <upstream>
+              /
+    fork-point
+              \__+__+__-__+__+__-__+__> <head>
+
+
+If a <limit> has been given then the commits along the <head> branch up
+to and including <limit> are not reported:
+
+               __*__*__*__*__> <upstream>
+              /
+    fork-point
+              \__*__*__<limit>__-__+__> <head>
+
 
 Because git-cherry compares the changeset rather than the commit id
 (sha1), you can use git-cherry to find out if a commit you made locally
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