On Tue, Feb 19, 2013 at 10:32 AM, David Wade <da...@statoil.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I wrote a commit message beginning with a hash (#) character, like this: 'git 
> commit -m "#ifdef ...." '
> Everything went okay when committing, but then I tried 'git commit -amend' 
> and without editing the commit message I was told I had an empty commit 
> message.
> Is this a problem with my text editor (vim 7.2) or git itself? (git version 
> under RedHat 5.8) Or something I'm not supposed to do ;-) ?

The problem is that when doing interactive editing of messages (like
'git commit --amend' does), git considers '#' as a comment-character.
You can disable this by using the --cleanup=verbatim switch (or some
other suiting cleanup-setting, see 'git help commit').
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