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documentation: user-manual: update "using-bisect" section

Christian Couder
Since version 1.5.6 "git bisect" doesn't use a "bisect" branch any
more, but the user manual had not been updated to reflect this.

So this patch does that and while at it also adds a few words about
"git bisect skip" and points user to the "git bisect" man page for
more information.

Signed-off-by: Christian Couder <[hidden email]>
---
 Documentation/user-manual.txt |   27 +++++++++++++++++++++------
 1 files changed, 21 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/user-manual.txt b/Documentation/user-manual.txt
index c5641af..50bf85f 100644
--- a/Documentation/user-manual.txt
+++ b/Documentation/user-manual.txt
@@ -479,10 +479,10 @@ Bisecting: 3537 revisions left to test after this
 -------------------------------------------------
 
 If you run "git branch" at this point, you'll see that git has
-temporarily moved you to a new branch named "bisect".  This branch
-points to a commit (with commit id 65934...) that is reachable from
-"master" but not from v2.6.18.  Compile and test it, and see whether
-it crashes.  Assume it does crash.  Then:
+temporarily moved you in "(no branch)". HEAD is now detached from any
+branch and points directly to a commit (with commit id 65934...) that
+is reachable from "master" but not from v2.6.18. Compile and test it,
+and see whether it crashes. Assume it does crash. Then:
 
 -------------------------------------------------
 $ git bisect bad
@@ -504,8 +504,7 @@ report with the commit id.  Finally, run
 $ git bisect reset
 -------------------------------------------------
 
-to return you to the branch you were on before and delete the
-temporary "bisect" branch.
+to return you to the branch you were on before.
 
 Note that the version which git-bisect checks out for you at each
 point is just a suggestion, and you're free to try a different
@@ -528,6 +527,22 @@ $ git reset --hard fb47ddb2db...
 then test, run "bisect good" or "bisect bad" as appropriate, and
 continue.
 
+Instead of "git bisect visualize" and then "git reset --hard
+fb47ddb2db...", you might just want to tell git that you want to skip
+the current commit:
+
+-------------------------------------------------
+$ git bisect skip
+-------------------------------------------------
+
+In this case, though, git may not eventually be able to tell the first
+bad one between some first skipped commits and a latter bad commit.
+
+There are also ways to automate the bisecting process if you have a
+test script that can tell a good from a bad commit. See
+linkgit:git-bisect[1] for more information about this and other "git
+bisect" features.
+
 [[naming-commits]]
 Naming commits
 --------------
--
1.6.0.rc0.42.g186458.dirty

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Re: documentation: user-manual: update "using-bisect" section

Junio C Hamano
Thanks, applied.
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