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From: Luke Dashjr <>
Subject: GIT_COMMITTER_* and reflog
Date: Fri, 25 Oct 2019 21:49:22 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)

It appears the reflog currently allows its log data (name and date) to be 
overridden by the GIT_COMMITTER_* environment variables. At least for my 
workflow, this kinda breaks the reflog (as I regularly set GIT_COMMITTER_DATE 
to produce deterministic commit objects).

Is there a need to support this override for the reflog?
Is there any reason it can't be changed to use GIT_REFLOG_* instead?

Note that the reflog does NOT pull the name/date from the commit object 
itself, but rather calls git_committer_info() to get a new name/date for 
reflog purposes. So it does not appear to be intentionally designed to use 
the commit's date.

Thanks for your thoughts,


P.S. If the reflog date can be made useful like this, maybe I will finish a 
minor patch to add reflog-date to the pretty formatting format so it can be 
viewed nicely... ;)

             reply	other threads:[~2019-10-25 21:57 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-10-25 21:49 Luke Dashjr [this message]
2019-10-26  2:20 ` GIT_COMMITTER_* and reflog Jonathan Nieder
2019-10-26  2:43   ` Luke Dashjr
2019-11-07 13:57     ` Philip Oakley
2019-10-26  7:34   ` Junio C Hamano
2019-10-26 17:37     ` Jeff King
2019-10-27 12:20       ` Junio C Hamano
2019-10-29 14:05         ` Phillip Wood
2019-10-29 14:34         ` Jeff King

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