GIT commit message format

Ian Romanick idr at
Mon Jul 24 09:52:42 PDT 2006

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Felix Kühling wrote:

> I'm getting a bit overwhelmed with the new GIT commit messages with all
> the diffs. I do like having the diffs, but when one message contains
> multiple commits, it gets hard to get a quick overview of all the
> changes. You need to scroll through the entire thing to see what's going
> on.
> Would it be possible to have something like a table of contents at the
> top of the message with the one-line summaries of all changes included
> in the message? That would make it easier to decide which patches I want
> to look at in more detail and save a lot of time on changes that aren't
> interesting for me.
> With the current format I just stopped reading multi-commit messages
> because it's too much of a time sink for a spare-time developer.

Agreed.  It's a bit annoying even for full-time developers.
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