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[v5,3/5] doc: pretty-formats document negative column alignments

Message ID 20230119181827.1319-4-philipoakley@iee.email (mailing list archive)
State Accepted
Commit 63792c564c3a96007baf7ce876dea0a6f5f9f880
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Series [v4] pretty-formats: add hard truncation, without ellipsis, options | expand

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Philip Oakley Jan. 19, 2023, 6:18 p.m. UTC
Commit 066790d7cb0 (pretty.c: support <direction>|(<negative number>) forms,
2016-06-16) added the option for right justified column alignment without
updating the documentation.

Add an explanation of its use of negative column values.

Signed-off-by: Philip Oakley <philipoakley@iee.email>
 Documentation/pretty-formats.txt | 4 +++-
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
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diff --git a/Documentation/pretty-formats.txt b/Documentation/pretty-formats.txt
index 8cc1072196..cbca60a196 100644
--- a/Documentation/pretty-formats.txt
+++ b/Documentation/pretty-formats.txt
@@ -158,7 +158,9 @@  The placeholders are:
 				  Note 2: spaces around the N and M (see below)
 				  values are optional.
 '%<|( <M> )':: make the next placeholder take at least until Mth
-	     display column, padding spaces on the right if necessary
+	     display column, padding spaces on the right if necessary.
+	     Use negative M values for column positions measured
+	     from the right hand edge of the terminal window.
 '%>( <N> )', '%>|( <M> )':: similar to '%<( <N> )', '%<|( <M> )' respectively,
 			but padding spaces on the left
 '%>>( <N> )', '%>>|( <M> )':: similar to '%>( <N> )', '%>|( <M> )'