- Linus Torvalds's commit message style guide.
- Taken from the README for one of this projects.
- For examples of commit messages in this style, see `git log` for the linux
- kernel project.
- Also, please write good git commit messages. A good commit message
- looks like this:
- Header line: explaining the commit in one line
- Body of commit message is a few lines of text, explaining things
- in more detail, possibly giving some background about the issue
- being fixed, etc etc.
- The body of the commit message can be several paragraphs, and
- please do proper word-wrap and keep columns shorter than about
- 74 characters or so. That way "git log" will show things
- nicely even when it's indented.
- Reported-by: whoever-reported-it
- Signed-off-by: Your Name <email@example.com>
- where that header line really should be meaningful, and really should be
- just one line. That header line is what is shown by tools like gitk and
- shortlog, and should summarize the change in one readable line of text,
- independently of the longer explanation.
- 0: https://github.com/torvalds/subsurface
- 1: https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commits/master
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