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authorJohannes Schindelin <>2008-12-20 12:05:33 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2008-12-21 10:47:22 (GMT)
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Add a script to edit/inspect notes
The script 'git notes' allows you to edit and show commit notes, by calling either git notes show <commit> or git notes edit <commit> Signed-off-by: Johannes Schindelin <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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+git-notes - Add/inspect commit notes
+'git-notes' (edit | show) [commit]
+This command allows you to add notes to commit messages, without
+changing the commit. To discern these notes from the message stored
+in the commit object, the notes are indented like the message, after
+an unindented line saying "Notes:".
+To disable commit notes, you have to set the config variable
+core.notesRef to the empty string. Alternatively, you can set it
+to a different ref, something like "refs/notes/bugzilla". This setting
+can be overridden by the environment variable "GIT_NOTES_REF".
+ Edit the notes for a given commit (defaults to HEAD).
+ Show the notes for a given commit (defaults to HEAD).
+Written by Johannes Schindelin <>
+Documentation by Johannes Schindelin
+Part of the gitlink:git[7] suite