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From: Junio C Hamano <>
To: Eric Sunshine <>
Cc: Git List <>,
	Andreas Schwab <>,
	Alvaro Aleman <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] ident: say whose identity is missing when giving hint
Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2020 14:13:36 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <> (Eric Sunshine's message of "Fri, 21 Aug 2020 16:52:33 -0400")

Eric Sunshine <> writes:

>     If `` and `` have not been configured and the
>     user invokes:
>         git commit --author=...
>     without without specifying `--committer=`, then Git errors out
>     with a message asking the user to configure `` and
>     `` but doesn't tell the user which attribution was
>     missing. This can be confusing for a user new to Git who isn't
>     aware of the distinction between user, author, and committer.
>     Give such users a bit more help by extending the error message to
>     also say which attribution is expected.

Much easier to read.  Will steal.

  reply	other threads:[~2020-08-21 21:13 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-08-21 16:15 --author arg on commit only works if there is an email configured already Alvaro Aleman
2020-08-21 18:28 ` Andreas Schwab
2020-08-21 18:46   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-21 19:55     ` Alvaro Aleman
2020-08-21 20:36       ` [PATCH] ident: say whose identity is missing when giving hint Junio C Hamano
2020-08-21 20:52         ` Eric Sunshine
2020-08-21 21:13           ` Junio C Hamano [this message]
2020-08-21 21:31             ` Alvaro Aleman
2020-08-21 21:37               ` Eric Sunshine
2020-08-21 22:35                 ` Junio C Hamano

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