Commit 1eb1e9ee authored by Junio C Hamano's avatar Junio C Hamano

commit: allow --amend to reuse message from another commit

After tentatively applying a patch from a contributor, you can get a
replacement patch with corrected code and unusable commit log message.
In such a case, this sequence ought to give you an editor based on the
message in the earlier commit, to let you describe an incremental

    git reset --hard HEAD^ ;# discard the earlier one
    git am <corrected-patch
    git commit --amend -c [email protected]{1}

Unfortunately, --amend insisted reusing the message from the commit
being amended, ignoring the -c option.  This corrects it.
Signed-off-by: default avatarJunio C Hamano <[email protected]>
parent 12a6d752
......@@ -537,7 +537,7 @@ static int parse_and_validate_options(int argc, const char *argv[],
die("Option -m cannot be combined with -c/-C/-F.");
if (edit_message)
use_message = edit_message;
if (amend)
if (amend && !use_message)
use_message = "HEAD";
if (use_message) {
unsigned char sha1[20];
......@@ -310,4 +310,21 @@ test_expect_success 'same tree (merge and amend merge)' '
test_expect_success 'amend using the message from another commit' '
git reset --hard &&
test_tick &&
git commit --allow-empty -m "old commit" &&
old=$(git rev-parse --verify HEAD) &&
test_tick &&
git commit --allow-empty -m "new commit" &&
new=$(git rev-parse --verify HEAD) &&
test_tick &&
git commit --allow-empty --amend -C "$old" &&
git show --pretty="format:%ad %s" "$old" >expected &&
git show --pretty="format:%ad %s" HEAD >actual &&
diff -u expected actual
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