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@@ -399,6 +399,15 @@ This command can run `commit-msg`, `prepare-commit-msg`, `pre-commit`,
and `post-commit` hooks. See linkgit:githooks[5] for more
information.
+FILES
+-----
+
+`$GIT_DIR/COMMIT_EDITMSG`::
+ This file contains the commit message of a commit in progress.
+ If `git commit` exits due to an error before creating a commit,
+ any commit message that has been provided by the user (e.g., in
+ an editor session) will be available in this file, but will be
+ overwritten by the next invocation of `git commit`.
SEE ALSO
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