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GIT-FMT-MERGE-MSG(1)             Git Manual             GIT-FMT-MERGE-MSG(1)

NAME         top

       git-fmt-merge-msg - Produce a merge commit message

SYNOPSIS         top

       git fmt-merge-msg [-m <message>] [--log[=<n>] | --no-log]
       git fmt-merge-msg [-m <message>] [--log[=<n>] | --no-log] -F <file>

DESCRIPTION         top

       Takes the list of merged objects on stdin and produces a suitable
       commit message to be used for the merge commit, usually to be passed
       as the <merge-message> argument of git merge.

       This command is intended mostly for internal use by scripts
       automatically invoking git merge.

OPTIONS         top

       --log[=<n>]
           In addition to branch names, populate the log message with
           one-line descriptions from the actual commits that are being
           merged. At most <n> commits from each merge parent will be used
           (20 if <n> is omitted). This overrides the merge.log
           configuration variable.

       --no-log
           Do not list one-line descriptions from the actual commits being
           merged.

       --[no-]summary
           Synonyms to --log and --no-log; these are deprecated and will be
           removed in the future.

       -m <message>, --message <message>
           Use <message> instead of the branch names for the first line of
           the log message. For use with --log.

       -F <file>, --file <file>
           Take the list of merged objects from <file> instead of stdin.

CONFIGURATION         top

       merge.branchdesc
           In addition to branch names, populate the log message with the
           branch description text associated with them. Defaults to false.

       merge.log
           In addition to branch names, populate the log message with at
           most the specified number of one-line descriptions from the
           actual commits that are being merged. Defaults to false, and true
           is a synonym for 20.

       merge.summary
           Synonym to merge.log; this is deprecated and will be removed in
           the future.

EXAMPLE         top

           $ git fetch origin master
           $ git fmt-merge-msg --log <$GIT_DIR/FETCH_HEAD

       Print a log message describing a merge of the "master" branch from
       the "origin" remote.

SEE ALSO         top

       git-merge(1)

GIT         top

       Part of the git(1) suite

COLOPHON         top

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Git 2.11.0.22.g8d7a455           12/10/2016             GIT-FMT-MERGE-MSG(1)

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