Stefan Beller <stefanbel...@googlemail.com> writes:
> As I am resending the patch, could somebody please explain me
> the mechanism of the "# repo-abbrev:" line? Even git itself doesn't
> use it in the .mailmap file, but a quick google search shows up only
> kernel repositories.
I had no idea (we really lack documentation on this), but some history
digging shows this:
Author: Junio C Hamano <jun...@cox.net>
Date: Sat Nov 25 00:07:54 2006 -0800
git-shortlog: make common repository prefix configurable with .mailmap
The code had "/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/" hardcoded which was
too specific to the kernel project.
With this, a line in the .mailmap file:
# repo-abbrev: /pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/
can be used to cause the substring to be abbreviated to /.../
on the title line of the commit message.
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <jun...@cox.net>
It apparently serves to abbreviate commits coming from pull requests,
with a subject like
Merge branch 'release' of
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