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authorBrandon Casey <>2013-02-19 04:17:06 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2013-02-19 17:30:50 (GMT)
commita24a41ea9a928ccde2db074ab0835c4817223c9d (patch)
parent5b012c80a165236dde57c386fd62465e9137b2ce (diff)
git-commit: only append a newline to -m mesg if necessary
Currently, git will append two newlines to every message supplied via the -m switch. The purpose of this is to allow -m to be supplied multiple times and have each supplied string become a paragraph in the resulting commit message. Normally, this does not cause a problem since any trailing newlines will be removed by the cleanup operation. If cleanup=verbatim for example, then the trailing newlines will not be removed and will survive into the resulting commit message. Instead, let's ensure that the string supplied to -m is newline terminated, but only append a second newline when appending additional messages. Fixes the test in t7502. Signed-off-by: Brandon Casey <> Reviewed-by: Jonathan Nieder <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2 files changed, 4 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/builtin/commit.c b/builtin/commit.c
index 3348aa1..d21d07a 100644
--- a/builtin/commit.c
+++ b/builtin/commit.c
@@ -124,8 +124,10 @@ static int opt_parse_m(const struct option *opt, const char *arg, int unset)
if (unset)
strbuf_setlen(buf, 0);
else {
+ if (buf->len)
+ strbuf_addch(buf, '\n');
strbuf_addstr(buf, arg);
- strbuf_addstr(buf, "\n\n");
+ strbuf_complete_line(buf);
return 0;
diff --git a/t/ b/t/
index 39e55f8..292bc08 100755
--- a/t/
+++ b/t/
@@ -204,7 +204,7 @@ test_expect_success 'cleanup commit messages (verbatim option,-F)' '
-test_expect_failure 'cleanup commit messages (verbatim option,-m)' '
+test_expect_success 'cleanup commit messages (verbatim option,-m)' '
echo >>negative &&
git commit --cleanup=verbatim -m "$mesg_with_comment_and_newlines" -a &&