path: root/builtin/pull.c
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authorPhilippe Blain <>2022-01-14 03:14:51 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2022-01-14 19:59:02 (GMT)
commit3013d98d7a09b42a111a355db286e72ee03b2e94 (patch)
treefebaa9a0bd899194d30aae31de7017cc23c4b138 /builtin/pull.c
parente9d7761bb94f20acc98824275e317fa82436c25d (diff)
pull --rebase: honor rebase.autostash when fast-forwarding
"pull --rebase" internally uses the merge machinery when the other history is a descendant of ours (i.e. perform fast-forward). This came from [1], where the discussion was started from a feature request to do so. It is a bit hard to read the rationale behind it in the discussion, but it seems that it was an established fact for everybody involved that does not even need to be mentioned that fast-forwarding done with "rebase" was much undesirable than done with "merge", and more importantly, the result left by "merge" is as good as (or better than) that by "rebase". Except for one thing. Because "git merge" does not (and should not) honor rebase.autostash, "git pull" needs to read it and forward it when we use "git merge" as a (hopefully better) substitute for "git rebase" during the fast-forwarding. But we forgot to do so (we only add "--[no-]autostash" to the "git merge" command when "git pull" itself was invoked with "--[no-]autostash" command line option. Make sure "git merge" is run with "--autostash" when rebase.autostash is set and used to fast-forward the history on behalf of "git rebase". Incidentally this change also takes care of the case where - "git pull --rebase" (without other command line options) is run - "rebase.autostash" is not set - The history fast-forwards In such a case, "git merge" is run with an explicit "--no-autostash" to prevent it from honoring merge.autostash configuration, which is what we want. After all, we want the "git merge" to pretend as if it is "git rebase" while being used for this purpose. [1] Reported-by: Tilman Vogel <> Helped-by: Junio C Hamano <> Signed-off-by: Philippe Blain <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Diffstat (limited to 'builtin/pull.c')
1 files changed, 3 insertions, 4 deletions
diff --git a/builtin/pull.c b/builtin/pull.c
index 1cfaf9f..9f8a8dd 100644
--- a/builtin/pull.c
+++ b/builtin/pull.c
@@ -1036,14 +1036,13 @@ int cmd_pull(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix)
if (opt_rebase) {
- int autostash = config_autostash;
- if (opt_autostash != -1)
- autostash = opt_autostash;
+ if (opt_autostash == -1)
+ opt_autostash = config_autostash;
if (is_null_oid(&orig_head) && !is_cache_unborn())
die(_("Updating an unborn branch with changes added to the index."));
- if (!autostash)
+ if (!opt_autostash)
N_("pull with rebase"),
_("please commit or stash them."), 1, 0);