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authorMiklos Vajna <>2008-02-25 14:43:53 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2008-02-25 21:05:25 (GMT)
commited10d9aa3f771ad343df5aa50d9004945f7a4e56 (patch)
treec132b2151ea017a1c0fee5471a11c630f2305a72 /Documentation
parentce4a7bff41c6bb4dc2d578264a429b5e13e89bdc (diff)
Documentation/git-filter-branch: add a new msg-filter example
There were no example on how to edit commit messages, so add an msg-filter example. Signed-off-by: Miklos Vajna <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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diff --git a/Documentation/git-filter-branch.txt b/Documentation/git-filter-branch.txt
index e22dfa5..1948f6f 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-filter-branch.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-filter-branch.txt
@@ -240,6 +240,15 @@ committed a merge between P1 and P2, it will be propagated properly
and all children of the merge will become merge commits with P1,P2
as their parents instead of the merge commit.
+You can rewrite the commit log messages using `--message-filter`. For
+example, `git-svn-id` strings in a repository created by `git-svn` can
+be removed this way:
+git filter-branch --message-filter '
+ sed -e "/^git-svn-id:/d"
To restrict rewriting to only part of the history, specify a revision
range in addition to the new branch name. The new branch name will