git-stripspace






git‐stripspace − Remove unnecessary whitespace



git stripspace [−s | −−strip−comments]
git stripspace [−c | −−comment−lines]




Read text, such as commit messages, notes, tags and branch
descriptions, from the standard input and clean it in the
manner used by Git.

With no arguments, this will:

 •   remove trailing whitespace from all lines

 •   collapse multiple consecutive empty lines into one
     empty line

 •   remove empty lines from the beginning and end of the
     input

 •   add a missing \n to the last line if necessary.

In the case where the input consists entirely of whitespace
characters, no output will be produced.

NOTE: This is intended for cleaning metadata, prefer the
−−whitespace=fix mode of git‐apply(1) for correcting
whitespace of patches or files in the repository.



     −s, −−strip−comments
     Skip and remove all lines starting with comment
     character (default #).

     −c, −−comment−lines
     Prepend comment character and blank to each line. Lines
     will automatically be terminated with a newline. On
     empty lines, only the comment character will be
     prepended.



Given the following noisy input with $ indicating the end of
a line:

     |A brief introduction   $
     |   $
     |$
     |A new paragraph$









                             ‐2‐


     |# with a commented−out line    $
     |explaining lots of stuff.$
     |$
     |# An old paragraph, also commented−out. $
     |      $
     |The end.$
     |  $


Use git stripspace with no arguments to obtain:

     |A brief introduction$
     |$
     |A new paragraph$
     |# with a commented−out line$
     |explaining lots of stuff.$
     |$
     |# An old paragraph, also commented−out.$
     |$
     |The end.$


Use git stripspace −−strip−comments to obtain:

     |A brief introduction$
     |$
     |A new paragraph$
     |explaining lots of stuff.$
     |$
     |The end.$




Part of the git(1) suite