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Git commit message - tips
Sep 28, 2015
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The seven rules of a great git commit message

  • Separate subject from body with a blank line
  • Limit the subject line to 50 characters
  • Capitalize the subject line
  • Do not end the subject line with a period
  • Use the imperative mood in the subject line
  • Wrap the body at 72 characters
  • Use the body to explain what and why vs. how

Source: Chris Beams Blog


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