Amend the section on referencing previous commits with a hint to the gitk command that was added exactly for this purpose.
Signed-off-by: Beat Bolli <dev+...@drbeat.li> --- Documentation/SubmittingPatches | 3 ++- 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-) diff --git a/Documentation/SubmittingPatches b/Documentation/SubmittingPatches index 500230c..94a1661 100644 --- a/Documentation/SubmittingPatches +++ b/Documentation/SubmittingPatches @@ -124,7 +124,8 @@ archive, summarize the relevant points of the discussion. If you want to reference a previous commit in the history of a stable branch use the format "abbreviated sha1 (subject, date)". So for example like this: "Commit f86a374 (pack-bitmap.c: fix a memleak, 2015-03-30) -noticed [...]". +noticed [...]". The "Copy commit summary" command of gitk generates this +format. (3) Generate your patch using Git tools out of your commits. -- 2.7.2 -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe git" in the body of a message to majord...@vger.kernel.org More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html