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GIT\-MERGE\-BASE

Section: Git Manual (1)
Updated: 09/30/2007
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NAME

git-merge-base - Find as good common ancestors as possible for a merge  

SYNOPSIS

git-merge-base [--all] <commit> <commit>  

DESCRIPTION

"git-merge-base" finds as good a common ancestor as possible between the two commits. That is, given two commits A and B git-merge-base A B will output a commit which is reachable from both A and B through the parent relationship.

Given a selection of equally good common ancestors it should not be relied on to decide in any particular way.

The "git-merge-base" algorithm is still in flux - use the source...  

OPTIONS

--all

Output all common ancestors for the two commits instead of just one.
 

AUTHOR

Written by Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>  

DOCUMENTATION

Documentation by David Greaves, Junio C Hamano and the git-list <git@vger.kernel.org>.  

GIT

Part of the git(7) suite


 

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