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authorMike Hommey <>2007-08-17 20:13:36 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2007-08-17 23:51:15 (GMT)
commit0734d2656a3098f66b835b35f9f81079854ebb9f (patch)
treed6bd8bb2bbcbced5883dd7c84278202dd654ef2f /Documentation/git-commit-tree.txt
parent5876b8ee3c09553912a4d033051bb25faa52ad94 (diff)
Clarify commit-tree documentation
As per , clarify git-commit-tree documentation. Signed-off-by: Mike Hommey <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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1 files changed, 6 insertions, 9 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/git-commit-tree.txt b/Documentation/git-commit-tree.txt
index 5870c2c..6a328f4 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-commit-tree.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-commit-tree.txt
@@ -51,9 +51,9 @@ A commit encapsulates:
- author name, email and date
- committer name and email and the commit time.
-If not provided, "git-commit-tree" uses your name, hostname and domain to
-provide author and committer info. This can be overridden by
-either `.git/config` file, or using the following environment variables.
+While parent object ids are provided on the command line, author and
+commiter information is taken from the following environment variables,
+if set:
@@ -65,12 +65,9 @@ either `.git/config` file, or using the following environment variables.
(nb "<", ">" and "\n"s are stripped)
-In `.git/config` file, the following items are used for GIT_AUTHOR_NAME and
- [user]
- name = "Your Name"
- email = "your@email.address.xz"
+In case (some of) these environment variables are not set, the information
+is taken from the configuration items and, or, if not
+present, system user name and fully qualified hostname.
A commit comment is read from stdin. If a changelog
entry is not provided via "<" redirection, "git-commit-tree" will just wait