git-fmt-merge-msg






git‐fmt‐merge‐msg − Produce a merge commit message



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




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.



     −−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.



     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









                             ‐2‐


     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.



     $ 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.



git‐merge(1)



Part of the git(1) suite