Add sub-message to a commit

GOUJON Alexandre ale.goujon at
Wed Jun 15 09:28:37 CDT 2011

On 06/15/2011 04:17 PM, Andrew Eikum wrote:
> On 06/15/2011 09:09 AM, GOUJON Alexandre wrote:
>> I would like to add a 'sub'-message to a commit like this one
>> I know that I can specify this text at the beginning of a patch I want
>> to send to wine-patches (befor the '---').
>> But here, I'm interested in how to do that on the git server side.
>> git commit -a or git commit -m let me specify a 'global' commit message.
>> I googled some key words and RTFMs but didn't find anything relevant.
>> Any hints on how to do that ?
> Just include your message in the commit message after your headline. 
> That will add the message before the "---", like you said, and then it 
> will be imported by git-am (via git-apply), which Julliard uses to 
> import commits from mail.
> Julliard is in the habit of removing commit messages unless they're 
> really informative. So, include your message as usual, and Julliard 
> will decide if it's worth leaving in the commit log. If you want to 
> make an argument for why to keep the commit message intact, you should 
> add that after the "---" so it will still be in the mail, but won't be 
> imported by git-am.
> Andrew
So writing commit messages with more than one line will add them (all 
lines except the first one) as a 'sub' commit message.
I'm using git for another project and being able to comment a bit more a 
commit is appreciable.

Thanks !

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