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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.suppressDest
           By adding a glob that matches the names of integration
           branches to this multi-valued configuration variable, the
           default merge message computed for merges into these
           integration branches will omit "into <branch name>" from its
           title.

           An element with an empty value can be used to clear the list
           of globs accumulated from previous configuration entries.
           When there is no merge.suppressDest variable defined, the
           default value of master is used for backward compatibility.

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

EXAMPLES         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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