Commit f71e7b81 authored by Ben Boeckel's avatar Ben Boeckel
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Help/dev/review: mention `--pretty=reference`

This was added in Git 2.25 (13 Jan 2020).
parent 46393e89
......@@ -254,7 +254,8 @@ The preferred form for references to other commits is
The author date of the commit, in its original time zone, formatted as
``CCYY-MM-DD``. ``git-log(1)`` shows the original time zone by default.
This may be generated with
This may be generated with ``git show -s --pretty=reference <commit>`` with
Git 2.25 and newer. Older versions of Git can generate the same format via
``git show -s --date=short --pretty="format:%h (%s, %ad)" <commit>``.
If the commit is a fix for the mentioned commit, consider using a ``Fixes:``
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