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@@ -48,8 +48,9 @@ with only spaces at the end of the commit message part, one blank line
will be added before the new trailer.
Existing trailers are extracted from the input message by looking for
-a group of one or more lines that contain a colon (by default), where
-the group is preceded by one or more empty (or whitespace-only) lines.
+a group of one or more lines that (i) are all trailers, or (ii) contains at
+least one Git-generated trailer and consists of at least 25% trailers.
+The group must be preceded by one or more empty (or whitespace-only) lines.
The group must either be at the end of the message or be the last
non-whitespace lines before a line that starts with '---'. Such three
minus signs start the patch part of the message.