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From: SZEDER Gábor <szeder.dev@gmail.com>
To: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
Cc: Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason <avarab@gmail.com>,
	Git mailing list <git@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 2/2] doc/SubmittingPatches: show how to get a CLI commit summary
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 21:01:39 +0100
Message-ID: <CAM0VKjmZS-mTdtBb1BDhixzWMou7h7VZSo3hpj5pk_C6i_MBnA@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <xmqqvar2qzof.fsf@gitster.mtv.corp.google.com>

On Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 6:58 PM, Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com> wrote:
> SZEDER Gábor <szeder.dev@gmail.com> writes:
>
>>>  The "Copy commit summary" command of gitk can be used to obtain this
>>> -format.
>>> +format, or this invocation of "git show":
>>>
>>> +    git show -s --date=short --pretty='format:%h ("%s", %ad)' <commit>
>>> +
>>> +To turn that into a handy alias:
>>> +
>>> +    git config --global alias.git-commit-summary "show -s --date=short --pretty='format:%h (\"%s\", %ad)'"
>>> +
>>> +And then to get the commit summary:
>>> +
>>> +    git git-commit-summary <commit>
>>
>> - 'tformat:' is a better fit than 'format:' in this case, because it
>>   adds a trailing newline.
>
> That depends on what you use it for.  I most often use mine to
> insert the reference that flows in a sentence, not as a separate
> displayed material, e.g.
>
>     1f6b1afe ("Git 2.12.1", 2017-03-20)
>
> so for that purpose, not adding a trailing newline is a feature.

Perhaps we are running it differently.

I use its output that way, too, usually running the command in a
terminal and copy-pasting its output into an editor.  For this I find
'tformat:' clearly better, because the reference ends up on its own
line: it's separate from the next prompt and easy to copy the whole
thing with a triple-click anywhere on that line.

With 'format:' the subsequent shell prompt is the direct continuation
of the reference:

  ~/src/git (master %)$ git show -s --date=short --pretty='format:%h
("%s", %ad)' master
  c0f9c7058 ("Sync with 2.12.1", 2017-03-20)~/src/git (master %)$

I don't like this, because it looks ugly, is a bit more difficult to
copy, and if I press the up key for shell history, then for some
reason it gets messed up like this:

  c0f9c7058 ("Sync with 2.12.1", 2017-03-20)~/src/git (master %)$ git
show -s --da
  masterrt --pretty='format:%h ("%s", %ad)' m

with the cursor blinking on the last line after 'master'.

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Thread overview: 38+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2017-03-18 10:32 [PATCH 0/8] Various changes to the "tag" command Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-18 10:32 ` [PATCH 1/8] tag: Remove a TODO item from the test suite Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-18 18:14   ` Junio C Hamano
2017-03-18 18:42     ` [PATCH 0/2] doc/SubmittingPatches: A couple of minor improvements Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-18 18:42     ` [PATCH 1/2] doc/SubmittingPatches: clarify the casing convention for "area: change..." Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-18 19:04       ` Junio C Hamano
2017-03-18 19:16         ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-18 20:07           ` Junio C Hamano
2017-03-18 18:42     ` [PATCH 2/2] doc/SubmittingPatches: show how to get a CLI commit summary Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-18 19:07       ` Junio C Hamano
2017-03-21 14:21         ` [PATCH v2 " Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-21 15:51           ` SZEDER Gábor
2017-03-21 17:58             ` Junio C Hamano
2017-03-21 18:47               ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-21 20:01               ` SZEDER Gábor [this message]
2017-03-21 20:13                 ` Junio C Hamano
2017-03-19  0:48   ` [PATCH 1/8] tag: Remove a TODO item from the test suite Jakub Narębski
2017-03-19  6:43     ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-18 10:32 ` [PATCH 2/8] tag: Refactor the options handling code to be less bizarro Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-18 18:35   ` Junio C Hamano
2017-03-18 19:13     ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-18 19:27       ` Junio C Hamano
2017-03-18 20:00         ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-18 10:32 ` [PATCH 3/8] tag: Change misleading --list <pattern> documentation Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-18 18:43   ` Junio C Hamano
2017-03-18 19:49     ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-20  3:44     ` Jeff King
2017-03-20 15:55       ` Junio C Hamano
2017-03-20 17:07         ` Junio C Hamano
2017-03-20 16:09       ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-20 16:11         ` Jeff King
2017-03-18 10:32 ` [PATCH 4/8] tag: Implicitly supply --list given another list-like option Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-20  3:55   ` Jeff King
2017-03-20  9:16     ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-18 10:32 ` [PATCH 5/8] tag: Implicitly supply --list given the -n option Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-20  4:02   ` Jeff King
2017-03-18 10:32 ` [PATCH 6/8] ref-filter: Add --no-contains option to tag/branch/for-each-ref Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-20  4:25   ` Jeff King
2017-03-20  9:32     ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-20 19:52       ` Jeff King
2017-03-20 20:04         ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-18 10:32 ` [PATCH 8/8] tag: Change --point-at to default to HEAD Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-18 18:54   ` Junio C Hamano
2017-03-18 19:52     ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2017-03-20  4:26 ` [PATCH 0/8] Various changes to the "tag" command Jeff King
2017-03-20 15:57   ` Junio C Hamano
2017-03-21 14:21 [PATCH v2 0/2] A couple of minor improvements Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason

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