Unknown <unknown@unknown.invalid> writes:

> I need a command or command sequence that will commit an entire file
> tree to a repository...
> (a) Allowing me to specify committer and author metadata, and
> (b) deleting paths not present in the previous commit on the current
> branch, and
> (c) allowing me to specify merge links from other previous commits.
> git commit -a passes (a) and (b) but not (c).

git commit -a won't add new files, so you probably want to use git add
-A && git commit.  I'm not quite sure what you mean with "merge links",
but if you want to create merge commits the you'll need to resort to
plumbing: git add -A && git write-tree && git commit-tree && git


Andreas Schwab, sch...@linux-m68k.org
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