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SYNOPSIS

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

DESCRIPTION

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

--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.

--summary
--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

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.

SEE ALSO

GIT

Part of the git(1) suite