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Document git-init

These days, the command does a lot more than just initialise the
object database (such as setting default config-variables,
installing template hooks...), and "git init" is actually a more
sensible name nowadays.

Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <junkio@cox.net>

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Documentation/git-init-db.txt

 'git-init-db' [--template=<template_directory>] [--shared[=<permissions>]]
 
 
-OPTIONS
--------
-
---
-
---template=<template_directory>::
-
-Provide the directory from which templates will be used.  The default template
-directory is `/usr/share/git-core/templates`.
-
-When specified, `<template_directory>` is used as the source of the template
-files rather than the default.  The template files include some directory
-structure, some suggested "exclude patterns", and copies of non-executing
-"hook" files.  The suggested patterns and hook files are all modifiable and
-extensible.
-
---shared[={false|true|umask|group|all|world|everybody}]::
-
-Specify that the git repository is to be shared amongst several users.  This
-allows users belonging to the same group to push into that
-repository.  When specified, the config variable "core.sharedRepository" is
-set so that files and directories under `$GIT_DIR` are created with the
-requested permissions.  When not specified, git will use permissions reported
-by umask(2).
-
-The option can have the following values, defaulting to 'group' if no value
-is given:
-
- - 'umask' (or 'false'): Use permissions reported by umask(2). The default,
-   when `--shared` is not specified.
-
- - 'group' (or 'true'): Make the repository group-writable, (and g+sx, since
-   the git group may be not the primary group of all users).
-
- - 'all' (or 'world' or 'everybody'): Same as 'group', but make the repository
-   readable by all users.
-
-By default, the configuration flag receive.denyNonFastforward is enabled
-in shared repositories, so that you cannot force a non fast-forwarding push
-into it.
-
---
-
-
 DESCRIPTION
 -----------
-This command creates an empty git repository - basically a `.git` directory
-with subdirectories for `objects`, `refs/heads`, `refs/tags`, and
-template files.
-An initial `HEAD` file that references the HEAD of the master branch
-is also created.
-
-If the `$GIT_DIR` environment variable is set then it specifies a path
-to use instead of `./.git` for the base of the repository.
-
-If the object storage directory is specified via the `$GIT_OBJECT_DIRECTORY`
-environment variable then the sha1 directories are created underneath -
-otherwise the default `$GIT_DIR/objects` directory is used.
-
-Running `git-init-db` in an existing repository is safe. It will not overwrite
-things that are already there. The primary reason for rerunning `git-init-db`
-is to pick up newly added templates.
-
-Note that `git-init` is the same as `git-init-db`.
-
-
-EXAMPLES
---------
-
-Start a new git repository for an existing code base::
-+
-----------------
-$ cd /path/to/my/codebase
-$ git-init-db   <1>
-$ git-add .     <2>
-----------------
-+
-<1> prepare /path/to/my/codebase/.git directory
-<2> add all existing file to the index
-
-
-Author
-------
-Written by Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
-
-Documentation
---------------
-Documentation by David Greaves, Junio C Hamano and the git-list <git@vger.kernel.org>.
 
-GIT
----
-Part of the gitlink:git[7] suite
+This is a synonym for gitlink:git-init[1].  Please refer to the
+documentation of that command.
 

Documentation/git-init.txt

-include::git-init-db.txt[]
+git-init(1)
+===========
+
+NAME
+----
+git-init - Creates an empty git repository
+
+
+SYNOPSIS
+--------
+'git-init' [--template=<template_directory>] [--shared[=<permissions>]]
+
+
+OPTIONS
+-------
+
+--
+
+--template=<template_directory>::
+
+Provide the directory from which templates will be used.  The default template
+directory is `/usr/share/git-core/templates`.
+
+When specified, `<template_directory>` is used as the source of the template
+files rather than the default.  The template files include some directory
+structure, some suggested "exclude patterns", and copies of non-executing
+"hook" files.  The suggested patterns and hook files are all modifiable and
+extensible.
+
+--shared[={false|true|umask|group|all|world|everybody}]::
+
+Specify that the git repository is to be shared amongst several users.  This
+allows users belonging to the same group to push into that
+repository.  When specified, the config variable "core.sharedRepository" is
+set so that files and directories under `$GIT_DIR` are created with the
+requested permissions.  When not specified, git will use permissions reported
+by umask(2).
+
+The option can have the following values, defaulting to 'group' if no value
+is given:
+
+ - 'umask' (or 'false'): Use permissions reported by umask(2). The default,
+   when `--shared` is not specified.
+
+ - 'group' (or 'true'): Make the repository group-writable, (and g+sx, since
+   the git group may be not the primary group of all users).
+
+ - 'all' (or 'world' or 'everybody'): Same as 'group', but make the repository
+   readable by all users.
+
+By default, the configuration flag receive.denyNonFastforward is enabled
+in shared repositories, so that you cannot force a non fast-forwarding push
+into it.
+
+--
+
+
+DESCRIPTION
+-----------
+This command creates an empty git repository - basically a `.git` directory
+with subdirectories for `objects`, `refs/heads`, `refs/tags`, and
+template files.
+An initial `HEAD` file that references the HEAD of the master branch
+is also created.
+
+If the `$GIT_DIR` environment variable is set then it specifies a path
+to use instead of `./.git` for the base of the repository.
+
+If the object storage directory is specified via the `$GIT_OBJECT_DIRECTORY`
+environment variable then the sha1 directories are created underneath -
+otherwise the default `$GIT_DIR/objects` directory is used.
+
+Running `git-init` in an existing repository is safe. It will not overwrite
+things that are already there. The primary reason for rerunning `git-init`
+is to pick up newly added templates.
+
+Note that `git-init` is the same as `git-init-db`.  The command
+was primarily meant to initialize the object database, but over
+time it has become responsible for setting up the other aspects
+of the repository, such as installing the default hooks and
+setting the configuration variables.  The old name is retained
+because people are so used to it and many existing documents
+refer to it that way, and this will not change for some time to
+come.
+
+
+EXAMPLES
+--------
+
+Start a new git repository for an existing code base::
++
+----------------
+$ cd /path/to/my/codebase
+$ git-init      <1>
+$ git-add .     <2>
+----------------
++
+<1> prepare /path/to/my/codebase/.git directory
+<2> add all existing file to the index
+
+
+Author
+------
+Written by Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
+
+Documentation
+--------------
+Documentation by David Greaves, Junio C Hamano and the git-list <git@vger.kernel.org>.
+
+GIT
+---
+Part of the gitlink:git[7] suite
+