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From: Johannes Schindelin <>
To: Ulrich Windl <>
Subject: Re: blank lines in pre-created merge message
Date: Thu, 25 Jul 2019 12:07:10 +0200 (CEST)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

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Hi Ulrich,

On Wed, 24 Jul 2019, Ulrich Windl wrote:

> I think I had tried bringing this to your attention before, but I think it was
> without success.
> The issue may seem purely cosmetical, while being easy to fix (is my guess):
> When using "git merge --no-ff --no-commit ..", the pre-created merge message
> always contains two empty lines in between the comment lines. However if there
> was a merge conflict (being resolved) an extra blank line is added after the
> first line.
> In vi those empty lines are easy to spot, and I routinely remove them. But
> maybe it's better not to create them at the beginning. (A "normal commit" never
> creates any emüpty lines in the pre-created comment)

I could imagine that
addresses that. Would be good if you could try; just build `pu` from (`make install` will install it into your
`$HOME/bin` and you can test that easily).

If not, how about giving it a try to fix it yourself? This is open
source, giving you great power to change the entire source code in your
local repository as you wish. And of course, with great power... comes
great responsibility.

> My Git version is 2.12.3, but the bug is probably quite old...

You might think that the bug is probably quite old, but what is really
old is your Git version. The current one is v2.22.0.

First order of business should be to verify that it has not been fixed
in the meantime ;-)


  reply	other threads:[~2019-07-25 10:07 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-07-24  9:54 blank lines in pre-created merge message Ulrich Windl
2019-07-25 10:07 ` Johannes Schindelin [this message]
2019-07-25 10:15   ` Antw: " Ulrich Windl
2019-07-25 11:58     ` Johannes Schindelin
2019-07-30  6:52       ` Ulrich Windl
2019-07-31 13:00         ` Johannes Schindelin
     [not found]           ` <>
     [not found]             ` <>
2019-08-02 12:55               ` Johannes Schindelin

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