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From danie...@apache.org
Subject svn commit: r1698242 - /subversion/trunk/tools/dist/backport.pl
Date Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:07:54 GMT
Author: danielsh
Date: Thu Aug 27 23:07:54 2015
New Revision: 1698242

URL: http://svn.apache.org/r1698242
Log:
* tools/dist/nominate.pl
  (nominate_usage): Clarify help text.

Suggested by: julianfoad

Modified:
    subversion/trunk/tools/dist/backport.pl

Modified: subversion/trunk/tools/dist/backport.pl
URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/subversion/trunk/tools/dist/backport.pl?rev=1698242&r1=1698241&r2=1698242&view=diff
==============================================================================
--- subversion/trunk/tools/dist/backport.pl (original)
+++ subversion/trunk/tools/dist/backport.pl Thu Aug 27 23:07:54 2015
@@ -245,7 +245,7 @@ sub nominate_usage {
   print <<EOF;
 nominate.pl: a tool for adding entries to STATUS.
 
-Usage: $0 "foo r42 bar r43 qux 45." "\$Some_justification"
+Usage: $0 "r42, r43, r45" "\$Some_justification"
 
 Will add:
  * r42, r43, r45
@@ -256,6 +256,15 @@ Will add:
      +1: $availid
 to STATUS.  Backport branches are detected automatically.
 
+The revisions argument may contain arbitrary text (besides the revision
+numbers); it will be ignored.  For example,
+    $0 "Committed revision 42." "\$Some_justification"
+will nominate r42.
+
+The justification can be an arbitrarily-long string; if it is wider than the
+available width, this script will wrap it for you (and allow you to review
+the result before committing).
+
 The STATUS file in the current directory is used (unless argv[0] is "n", in
 which case the STATUS file in the directory of argv[0] is used; the intent
 is to create a symlink named "n" in the branch wc root).



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