Stefan Beller <stefanbel...@googlemail.com> writes:

> However I sometimes also get:
> sb@sb:~/OSS/git$ git show --format="%ad" 0da7a53
> Fri Jul 12 10:49:34 2013 -0700
>
> diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.8.4.txt
> b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.8.4.txt
> index 0e50df8..4250e5a 100644
> --- a/Documentation/RelNotes/1.8.4.txt
> +++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/1.8.4.txt

"git show" will show the diff by default. For merge commits, it shows
the --cc diff which is often empty, hence the behavior you see.

You want to use "git show -s", which suppresses the patch output.

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Matthieu Moy
http://www-verimag.imag.fr/~moy/
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