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authorÆvar Arnfjörð Bjarmason <>2010-07-28 14:11:25 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2010-07-28 20:51:33 (GMT)
commit43e331e6ee46ba156d43f1fd3ebc91cc35575e47 (patch)
parent6a58696f5b446cef4874c45b1c953403707325b8 (diff)
SubmittingPatches: Cite the 50 char subject limit
Change the SubmittingPatches recommendations to mention the 50 character soft limit on patch subject lines. 50 characters is the soft limit mentioned in git-commit(1) and gittutorial(7), it's also the point at which Gitweb, GitHub and various other Git front ends start abbreviating the commit message. Signed-off-by: Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
1 files changed, 2 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/SubmittingPatches b/Documentation/SubmittingPatches
index 2e18f6b..ece3c77 100644
--- a/Documentation/SubmittingPatches
+++ b/Documentation/SubmittingPatches
@@ -7,7 +7,8 @@ Checklist (and a short version for the impatient):
before committing
- do not check in commented out code or unneeded files
- the first line of the commit message should be a short
- description and should skip the full stop
+ description (50 characters is the soft limit, see DISCUSSION
+ in git-commit(1)), and should skip the full stop
- the body should provide a meaningful commit message, which:
- uses the imperative, present tense: "change",
not "changed" or "changes".