first of all, Fred should stop using such commit messages :-)
Seriously speaking, I think that's where git rebase -i comes in. Before
pushing, rebase on the last public commit, and edit/squash the unnecessary
On 26 Sep 2013 04:19, "Tom Roche" <tom_ro...@pobox.com> wrote:
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> How to restrict the commit history or messages that get pushed to a remote
> repository? What I mean:
> Suppose a group wants to have a remote public repository (e.g., on
> github), but its developers do not want their commit behavior and messages
> to be fully publicly visible. (Paranoid, I know, but these are real
> people.) Is there a way such a group could show only (for want of a better
> term) "push events" on the public remote? For example:
> Suppose developer Fred makes the following commits to his private repo:
> ID date/time message
> ------- ----------------- -------------------------
> 23rw4kf 23 Sep 2013 09:39 Foo?
> 98bjttr 24 Sep 2013 12:34 Rollback! Bar.
> 07657ab 25 Sep 2013 10:11 Arrggghhhh! Baz.
> 1495fcc 25 Sep 2013 23:45 Self-serving explanation.
> Fred wants to push 1495fcc to the public repo, but doesn't want manager
> Ethel (or anyone else) to see commits=[23rw4kf, 98bjttr, 07657ab], much
> less those commit messages. Fred wants one of two options:
> 1. That only commit ID=1495fcc and its message to be visible on the public
> remote post-push.
> 2. For the code from commit ID=1495fcc to show on the public remote as a
> separate event, with a separate message.
> As a git beginner, the only option that seems feasible to me is a
> variation on option 2. Fred would maintain 2 private repos: one for "normal
> development," and one reserved for use with the public remote. When he
> wanted to push to public, Fred would
> 2.1. copy code from his "real" dev repo to the second,
> public-remote-linked repo
> 2.2. make a separate, aggregate commit (with a separate message) to that
> second repo
> 2.3. push from the second repo to the public remote
> This seems painful, and maybe that's what Fred deserves. But I'm
> wondering, is there a way to accomplish Fred's objective more easily?
> TIA, Tom Roche <tom_ro...@pobox.com>
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