Robert Watson  committed ff8489c

[PATCH] document command to show diff of a commit

Document the best way to show the change introduced by a
commit, based on the suggestion by Linus on the list.

Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>

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File Documentation/git-diff-tree.txt

-'git-diff-tree' [--stdin] [-m] [-s] [-v] [--pretty] [-t] [<common diff options>] <tree-ish> <tree-ish> [<path>...]
+'git-diff-tree' [--stdin] [-m] [-s] [-v] [--pretty] [-t] [<common diff options>] <tree-ish> [<tree-ish>] [<path>...]
 Compares the content and mode of the blobs found via two tree objects.
+If there is only one <tree-ish> given, the commit is compared with its parents
+(see --stdin below).
 Note that "git-diff-tree" can use the tree encapsulated in a commit object.