Commit b1312bfe authored by Brian Norris's avatar Brian Norris Committed by Linus Torvalds

get_maintainer: add --no-foo options to --help

Many flag options are boolean and support both a positive and a negative
invocation from the command line.  Some of these are even mentioned by
example (e.g., --nogit is mentioned as a default option), but they aren't
explicitly mentioned in the list of options.  It happens that some of
these are pretty important, as they are default-on, and to turn them off,
you have to know about the --no-foo version.

Rather than clutter the whole help text with bracketed '--[no]foo', let's
just mention the general rule, a la 'man gcc'.
Signed-off-by: default avatarBrian Norris <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarJoe Perches <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent cc7ff0ef
......@@ -845,6 +845,9 @@ Notes:
Entries in this file can be any command line argument.
This file is prepended to any additional command line arguments.
Multiple lines and # comments are allowed.
Most options have both positive and negative forms.
The negative forms for --<foo> are --no<foo> and --no-<foo>.
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