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authorJohannes Schindelin <>2017-12-22 14:10:02 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2018-07-11 21:47:05 (GMT)
commit920f22e6bc2ddc28b1d70eb8167fe17f0f1601eb (patch)
treea9762ca9b073559e1126a381cf80ea6a46eb8993 /Documentation/git-merge.txt
parente3331758f12da22f4103eec7efe1b5304a9be5e9 (diff)
merge: allow reading the merge commit message from a file
This is consistent with `git commit` which, like `git merge`, supports passing the commit message via `-m <msg>` and, unlike `git merge` before this patch, via `-F <file>`. It is useful to allow this for scripted use, or for the upcoming patch to allow (re-)creating octopus merges in `git rebase --rebase-merges`. Signed-off-by: Johannes Schindelin <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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diff --git a/Documentation/git-merge.txt b/Documentation/git-merge.txt
index 6a5c00e..537dca7 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-merge.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-merge.txt
@@ -12,7 +12,7 @@ SYNOPSIS
'git merge' [-n] [--stat] [--no-commit] [--squash] [--[no-]edit]
[-s <strategy>] [-X <strategy-option>] [-S[<keyid>]]
- [--[no-]rerere-autoupdate] [-m <msg>] [<commit>...]
+ [--[no-]rerere-autoupdate] [-m <msg>] [-F <file>] [<commit>...]
'git merge' --abort
'git merge' --continue
@@ -75,6 +75,14 @@ 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.
+-F <file>::
+ Read the commit message to be used for the merge commit (in
+ case one is created).
+If `--log` is specified, a shortlog of the commits being merged
+will be appended to the specified message.
Allow the rerere mechanism to update the index with the
result of auto-conflict resolution if possible.