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* [RFC PATCH] sequencer: do_commit: print the change summary ala git-am
@ 2020-04-16 12:39 Leah Neukirchen
  2020-04-16 15:02 ` Phillip Wood
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 2+ messages in thread
From: Leah Neukirchen @ 2020-04-16 12:39 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: git

This makes the output of "git pull --rebase" look as if using the
apply backend.

Signed-off-by: Leah Neukirchen <>
I noticed that the new "merge" rebase backend does not print lines ala
"Applying: reticulate the splines" anymore.  I found these useful when
using "git pull --rebase", as one easily saw which unpushed patches
were in the tree.  (Also, eliminated patches were not printed anymore,
but that is a special thing about our workflow, where many committers
can do exactly the same trivial patches often.)

I found do_commit to be the best place to put this, but I'm not
super familiar with the Git code base; perhaps this also prints
in other invocations where it rather shouldn't.

linelen is taken from builtin/am.c.

 sequencer.c | 12 ++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 12 insertions(+)

diff --git a/sequencer.c b/sequencer.c
index 6fd2674632..5e315eda1c 100644
--- a/sequencer.c
+++ b/sequencer.c
@@ -1442,6 +1442,14 @@ static int write_rebase_head(struct object_id *oid)
 	return 0;
+ * Returns the length of the first line of msg.
+ */
+static int linelen(const char *msg)
+        return strchrnul(msg, '\n') - msg;
 static int do_commit(struct repository *r,
 		     const char *msg_file, const char *author,
 		     struct replay_opts *opts, unsigned int flags,
@@ -1458,6 +1466,10 @@ static int do_commit(struct repository *r,
 					     "from '%s'"),
+		if (!opts->quiet)
+			fprintf_ln(stdout, _("Applying: %.*s"),
+				linelen(sb.buf), sb.buf);
 		res = try_to_commit(r, msg_file ? &sb : NULL,
 				    author, opts, flags, &oid);

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