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Re: [frogs] Patch for Issue #830

From: Carl Sorensen
Subject: Re: [frogs] Patch for Issue #830
Date: Mon, 21 Dec 2009 08:22:35 -0700

On 12/21/09 8:08 AM, "Trevor Daniels" <address@hidden> wrote:

> Graham Percival wrote Monday, December 21, 2009 2:46 PM
>> On Mon, Dec 21, 2009 at 12:56:51AM -0000, Trevor Daniels wrote:
>>> Graham Percival wrote Sunday, December 20, 2009 11:13 PM
>>>>> git rebase --whitespace=fix master mymods
>>>> Can that be written as a universal preference?  and added to CG
>>>> 1.1?  (I think it's that section; it might have moved)
>>> Developers are certainly familiar with branches, as they
>>> make code development so much easier and are essential
>>> for uploading code to Reitveld.
>> If git
>> can be configured to automatically fix whitespaces, then I'll
>> copy&paste the command and then stop pushing commits that add
>> whitespace errors.
> As far as I know it can't.  The rebase command rebases
> one git branch on another, so you have to be using branches
> to take advantage of it.

This is *not* a true statement.

Rebase combines all the changes between two different git commits into a
single patch.

For example, you can do

git rebase -i HEAD^3

so you can do

git rebase --whitespace=fix HEAD^



>> I'd rather keep that command in the CG somewhere -- I agree that
>> it doesn't need to be CG 1.1, but maybe a "configuration for
>> advanced commands" or whatever -- because I periodically switch
>> computers, and if I just find the command now, I won't have it "on
>> hand" when I set up another computer.
> It's not a configuration option; it's a git command.
> I added a new section on this to the CG earlier
> this morning.  See if that makes it clearer.
> Trevor

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