Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> writes: > Sergey Organov <sorga...@gmail.com> writes: > >>> A sentence "--force has no effect under --preserve-merges mode" does >>> not tell the readers very much, either and leaves them wondering if >>> it means "--preserve-merges mode always rebases every time it is >>> asked, never noticing 'ah, the history is already in a good shape >>> and there is no need to do anything further'" or "--preserve-merges >>> mode ignores --force and refuses to recreate the history if the >>> history is in the shape the mode deems is already desirable." >> >> In fact there is no way to force rebase when --preserve-merges is given. >> Neither --force nor --no-ff has any effect. >> >> Maybe some clarification could be given in --preserve-merges >> description, provided it's not clear that "has no effect" for --force >> means that one can't force the rebase in this case. > > I am not sure if that is an intended behaviour or simply a bug (I > rarely use preserve-merges myself, so I offhand do not know for > certain).
It seems that there is some problem there anyway. Probably a slight misfeature rather than a bug, as --preserve-merges always pretends it does something, even when it does not: $ git log --oneline --graph --decorate * 6f25bd5 (HEAD, topic) M |\ | * c5a4a43 C * | 3c6ab7a (master) N * | 99ff328 B |/ * 130ae2d A $ git rebase --preserve-merges master Successfully rebased and updated refs/heads/topic. $ git log --oneline --graph --decorate * 6f25bd5 (HEAD, topic) M |\ | * c5a4a43 C * | 3c6ab7a (master) N * | 99ff328 B |/ * 130ae2d A $ "git reflog topic" doesn't show any changes either. -- Sergey. -- 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