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NAME

       git-fmt-merge-msg - Produce a merge commit message

SYNOPSIS

       git fmt-merge-msg [-m <message>] [--log[=<n>] | --no-log]
       git fmt-merge-msg [-m <message>] [--log[=<n>] | --no-log] -F <file>

DESCRIPTION

       Takes the list of merged objects on stdin and produces a suitable commit message to be
       used for the merge commit, usually to be passed as the <merge-message> argument of git
       merge.

       This command is intended mostly for internal use by scripts automatically invoking git
       merge.

OPTIONS

       --log[=<n>]
           In addition to branch names, populate the log message with one-line descriptions from
           the actual commits that are being merged. At most <n> commits from each merge parent
           will be used (20 if <n> is omitted). This overrides the merge.log configuration
           variable.

       --no-log
           Do not list one-line descriptions from the actual commits being merged.

       --[no-]summary
           Synonyms to --log and --no-log; these are deprecated and will be removed in the
           future.

       -m <message>, --message <message>
           Use <message> instead of the branch names for the first line of the log message. For
           use with --log.

       -F <file>, --file <file>
           Take the list of merged objects from <file> instead of stdin.

CONFIGURATION

       merge.branchdesc
           In addition to branch names, populate the log message with the branch description text
           associated with them. Defaults to false.

       merge.log
           In addition to branch names, populate the log message with at most the specified
           number of one-line descriptions from the actual commits that are being merged.
           Defaults to false, and true is a synonym for 20.

       merge.summary
           Synonym to merge.log; this is deprecated and will be removed in the future.

EXAMPLE

       $ git fetch origin master $ git fmt-merge-msg --log <$GIT_DIR/FETCH_HEAD

       Print a log message describing a merge of the "master" branch from the "origin" remote.

SEE ALSO

       git-merge(1)

GIT

       Part of the git(1) suite