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authorShawn O. Pearce <>2007-03-12 17:03:47 (GMT)
committerShawn O. Pearce <>2007-03-12 17:03:47 (GMT)
commitc7bafad10d294cc0b26ab6171efd89dd9b132f70 (patch)
parent0b5ea163d21163343579cd6eb9274ccc2190a0fe (diff)
git-gui: Allow committing empty merges
Johannes Sixt noticed that git-gui would not let the user commit a merge created by `git merge -s ours` as the ours strategy does not alter the tree (that is HEAD^1^{tree} = HEAD^{tree} after the merge). The same issue arises from amending such a merge commit. We now permit an empty commit (no changed files) if we are doing a merge commit. Core Git does this with its command line based git-commit tool, so it makes sense for the GUI to do the same. Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
1 files changed, 1 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/ b/
index 1981827..0e44800 100755
--- a/
+++ b/
@@ -1171,7 +1171,7 @@ File [short_path $path] cannot be committed by this program.
- if {!$files_ready} {
+ if {!$files_ready && ![string match *merge $curType]} {
info_popup {No changes to commit.
You must add at least 1 file before you can commit.