git-notes - Add/inspect object notes
git notes [list [<object>]]
git notes add [-f] [-F <file> | -m <msg> | (-c | -C) <object>] [<object>]
git notes copy [-f] ( --stdin | <from-object> <to-object> )
git notes append [-F <file> | -m <msg> | (-c | -C) <object>] [<object>]
git notes edit [<object>]
git notes show [<object>]
git notes remove [<object>]
git notes prune
This command allows you to add/remove notes to/from objects, without
changing the objects themselves.
A typical use of notes is to extend a commit message without having to
change the commit itself. Such commit notes can be shown by git log
along with the original commit message. To discern these notes from the
message stored in the commit object, the notes are indented like the
message, after an unindented line saying "Notes (<refname>):" (or
"Notes:" for the default setting).
This command always manipulates the notes specified in "core.notesRef"
(see git-config(1)), which can be overridden by GIT_NOTES_REF. To
change which notes are shown by git-log, see the "notes.displayRef"
See the description of "notes.rewrite.<command>" in git-config(1) for a
way of carrying your notes across commands that rewrite commits.
List the notes object for a given object. If no object is given,
show a list of all note objects and the objects they annotate (in
the format "<note object> <annotated object>"). This is the default
subcommand if no subcommand is given.
Add notes for a given object (defaults to HEAD). Abort if the
object already has notes (use -f to overwrite an existing note).
Copy the notes for the first object onto the second object. Abort
if the second object already has notes, or if the first object has
none (use -f to overwrite existing notes to the second object).
This subcommand is equivalent to: git notes add [-f] -C $(git notes
list <from-object>) <to-object>
In --stdin mode, take lines in the format
<from-object> SP <to-object> [ SP <rest> ] LF
on standard input, and copy the notes from each <from-object> to
its corresponding <to-object>. (The optional <rest> is ignored so
that the command can read the input given to the post-rewrite
Append to the notes of an existing object (defaults to HEAD).
Creates a new notes object if needed.
Edit the notes for a given object (defaults to HEAD).
Show the notes for a given object (defaults to HEAD).
Remove the notes for a given object (defaults to HEAD). This is
equivalent to specifying an empty note message to the edit
Remove all notes for non-existing/unreachable objects.
When adding notes to an object that already has notes, overwrite
the existing notes (instead of aborting).
-m <msg>, --message=<msg>
Use the given note message (instead of prompting). If multiple -m
options are given, their values are concatenated as separate
-F <file>, --file=<file>
Take the note message from the given file. Use - to read the note
message from the standard input.
-C <object>, --reuse-message=<object>
Reuse the note message from the given note object.
-c <object>, --reedit-message=<object>
Like -C, but with -c the editor is invoked, so that the user can
further edit the note message.
Manipulate the notes tree in <ref>. This overrides both
GIT_NOTES_REF and the "core.notesRef" configuration. The ref is
taken to be in refs/notes/ if it is not qualified.
Every notes change creates a new commit at the specified notes ref. You
can therefore inspect the history of the notes by invoking, e.g., git
log -p notes/commits.
Currently the commit message only records which operation triggered the
update, and the commit authorship is determined according to the usual
rules (see git-commit(1)). These details may change in the future.
Written by Johannes Schindelin <email@example.com> and
Johan Herland <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Documentation by Johannes Schindelin and Johan Herland
Part of the git(7) suite