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git-fmt-merge-msg - Produce a merge commit message
git fmt-merge-msg [-m <message>] [--into-name <branch>] [--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.
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.
Do not list one-line descriptions from the actual commits being
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.
Prepare the merge message as if merging to the branch <branch>,
instead of the name of the real branch to which the merge is made.
-F <file>, --file <file>
Take the list of merged objects from <file> instead of stdin.
In addition to branch names, populate the log message with the
branch description text associated with them. Defaults to false.
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.
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.
Synonym to merge.log; this is deprecated and will be removed in the
$ 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
Part of the git(1) suite
Git 2.38.1 10/06/2022 GIT-FMT-MERGE-MSG(1)