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authorPhilip Oakley <>2015-09-14 14:10:53 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2015-09-14 19:50:33 (GMT)
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doc: show usage of branch description
The branch description will be included in 'git format-patch --cover-letter' and in 'git pull-request' emails. It can also be used in the automatic merge message. Tell the reader. While here, clarify that the description may be a multi-line explanation of the purpose of the branch's patch series. Signed-off-by: Philip Oakley <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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@@ -78,7 +78,7 @@ will be appended to the specified message.
The 'git fmt-merge-msg' command can be
used to give a good default for automated 'git merge'
+invocations. The automated message can include the branch description.
Allow the rerere mechanism to update the index with the