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diff --git a/lib/rubygems/commands/dependency_command.rb b/lib/rubygems/commands/dependency_command.rb
index f444841ccb..c5d6dd7d70 100644
--- a/lib/rubygems/commands/dependency_command.rb
+++ b/lib/rubygems/commands/dependency_command.rb
@@ -38,6 +38,17 @@ class Gem::Commands::DependencyCommand < Gem::Command
"--local --version '#{Gem::Requirement.default}' --no-reverse-dependencies"
end
+ def description # :nodoc:
+ <<-EOF
+The dependency commands lists which other gems a given gem depends on. For
+local gems only the reverse dependencies can be shown (which gems depend on
+the named gem).
+
+The dependency list can be displayed in a format suitable for piping for
+use with other commands.
+ EOF
+ end
+
def usage # :nodoc:
"#{program_name} GEMNAME"
end