blame-options.txt: document --first-parent option
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Raymond E. Pasco Aug. 6, 2020, 6:52 p.m. UTC
blame/annotate have supported --first-parent since commit 95a4fb0eac
("blame: handle --first-parent"). This adds a blurb on that option to
the documentation.

Signed-off-by: Raymond E. Pasco <>
 Documentation/blame-options.txt | 6 ++++++
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diff --git a/Documentation/blame-options.txt b/Documentation/blame-options.txt
index 5d122db6e9..88750af7ae 100644
--- a/Documentation/blame-options.txt
+++ b/Documentation/blame-options.txt
@@ -36,6 +36,12 @@  include::line-range-format.txt[]
 	START.  `git blame --reverse START` is taken as `git blame
 	--reverse START..HEAD` for convenience.
+	Follow only the first parent commit upon seeing a merge
+	commit. This option can be used to determine when a line
+	was introduced to a particular integration branch, rather
+	than when it was introduced to the history overall.
 	Show in a format designed for machine consumption.