merge-options.txt   [plain text]

	Perform the merge and commit the result. This option can
	be used to override --no-commit.
With --no-commit perform the merge but pretend the merge
failed and do not autocommit, to give the user a chance to
inspect and further tweak the merge result before committing.

	Invoke an editor before committing successful mechanical merge to
	further edit the auto-generated merge message, so that the user
	can explain and justify the merge. The `--no-edit` option can be
	used to accept the auto-generated message (this is generally
The `--edit` (or `-e`) option is still useful if you are
giving a draft message with the `-m` option from the command line
and want to edit it in the editor.
Older scripts may depend on the historical behaviour of not allowing the
user to edit the merge log message. They will see an editor opened when
they run `git merge`. To make it easier to adjust such scripts to the
updated behaviour, the environment variable `GIT_MERGE_AUTOEDIT` can be
set to `no` at the beginning of them.

	When the merge resolves as a fast-forward, only update the branch
	pointer, without creating a merge commit.  This is the default

	Create a merge commit even when the merge resolves as a
	fast-forward.  This is the default behaviour when merging an
	annotated (and possibly signed) tag.

	Refuse to merge and exit with a non-zero status unless the
	current `HEAD` is already up-to-date or the merge can be
	resolved as a fast-forward.

	In addition to branch names, populate the log message with
	one-line descriptions from at most <n> actual commits that are being
	merged. See also linkgit:git-fmt-merge-msg[1].
With --no-log do not list one-line descriptions from the
actual commits being merged.

	Show a diffstat at the end of the merge. The diffstat is also
	controlled by the configuration option merge.stat.
With -n or --no-stat do not show a diffstat at the end of the

	Produce the working tree and index state as if a real merge
	happened (except for the merge information), but do not actually
	make a commit, move the `HEAD`, or record `$GIT_DIR/MERGE_HEAD`
	(to cause the next `git commit` command to create a merge
	commit).  This allows you to create a single commit on top of
	the current branch whose effect is the same as merging another
	branch (or more in case of an octopus).
With --no-squash perform the merge and commit the result. This
option can be used to override --squash.

-s <strategy>::
	Use the given merge strategy; can be supplied more than
	once to specify them in the order they should be tried.
	If there is no `-s` option, a built-in list of strategies
	is used instead ('git merge-recursive' when merging a single
	head, 'git merge-octopus' otherwise).

-X <option>::
	Pass merge strategy specific option through to the merge

	Verify that the commits being merged have good and trusted GPG signatures
	and abort the merge in case they do not.

	Synonyms to --stat and --no-stat; these are deprecated and will be
	removed in the future.

	Operate quietly. Implies --no-progress.

	Be verbose.

	Turn progress on/off explicitly. If neither is specified,
	progress is shown if standard error is connected to a terminal.
	Note that not all merge strategies may support progress