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authorMatthieu Moy <>2013-09-12 10:50:06 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2013-09-12 18:45:41 (GMT)
commitea9882bfc4d2850b65eac29ac5152e0d778a744b (patch)
parent6a964f57e52bb25d9233ff6d38c82a16f21f60aa (diff)
commit: disable status hints when writing to COMMIT_EDITMSG
This turns the template COMMIT_EDITMSG from e.g # [...] # Changes to be committed: # (use "git reset HEAD <file>..." to unstage) # # modified: builtin/commit.c # # Untracked files: # (use "git add <file>..." to include in what will be committed) # # t/foo # to # [...] # Changes to be committed: # modified: builtin/commit.c # # Untracked files: # t/foo # Most status hints were written to be accurate when running "git status" before running a commit. Many of them are not applicable when the commit has already been started, and should not be shown in COMMIT_EDITMSG. The most obvious are hints advising to run "git commit", "git rebase/am/cherry-pick --continue", which do not make sense when the command has already been run. Other messages become slightly inaccurate (e.g. hint to use "git add" to add untracked files), as the suggested commands are not immediately applicable during the editing of COMMIT_EDITMSG, but would be applicable if the commit is aborted. These messages are both potentially helpful and slightly misleading. This patch chose to remove them too, to avoid introducing too much complexity in the status code. Signed-off-by: Matthieu Moy <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
1 files changed, 6 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/builtin/commit.c b/builtin/commit.c
index 28c6309..321462a 100644
--- a/builtin/commit.c
+++ b/builtin/commit.c
@@ -705,6 +705,12 @@ static int prepare_to_commit(const char *index_file, const char *prefix,
if (s->fp == NULL)
die_errno(_("could not open '%s'"), git_path(commit_editmsg));
+ /*
+ * Most hints are counter-productive when the commit has
+ * already started.
+ */
+ s->hints = 0;
if (clean_message_contents)
stripspace(&sb, 0);