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authorJohannes Schindelin <>2008-12-20 12:05:14 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2008-12-21 10:47:21 (GMT)
commit879ef2485d6ced20845ca626ecb45a9b65aa3a70 (patch)
tree0b4d6c6219281bed3bf664f273f97e0da29b9086 /config.c
parent5832d1a9da78273652c213d8e1535c09dd7dc079 (diff)
Introduce commit notes
Commit notes are blobs which are shown together with the commit message. These blobs are taken from the notes ref, which you can configure by the config variable core.notesRef, which in turn can be overridden by the environment variable GIT_NOTES_REF. The notes ref is a branch which contains "files" whose names are the names of the corresponding commits (i.e. the SHA-1). The rationale for putting this information into a ref is this: we want to be able to fetch and possibly union-merge the notes, maybe even look at the date when a note was introduced, and we want to store them efficiently together with the other objects. Signed-off-by: Johannes Schindelin <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Diffstat (limited to 'config.c')
1 files changed, 5 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/config.c b/config.c
index 790405a..e5d5b4b 100644
--- a/config.c
+++ b/config.c
@@ -469,6 +469,11 @@ static int git_default_core_config(const char *var, const char *value)
return 0;
+ if (!strcmp(var, "core.notesref")) {
+ notes_ref_name = xstrdup(value);
+ return 0;
+ }
if (!strcmp(var, "core.pager"))
return git_config_string(&pager_program, var, value);