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Git v1.7.1 Release Notes
Updates since v1.7.0
* Eric Raymond is the maintainer of updated CIAbot scripts, in contrib/.
* gitk updates.
* Some commands (e.g. svn and http interfaces) that interactively ask
for a password can be told to use an external program given via
* Conflict markers that lead the common ancestor in diff3-style output
now have a label, which hopefully would help third-party tools that
expect one.
* Comes with an updated bash-completion script.
* "git am" learned "--keep-cr" option to handle inputs that are
a mixture of changes to files with and without CRLF line endings.
* "git cvsimport" learned -R option to leave revision mapping between
CVS revisions and resulting git commits.
* "git diff --submodule" notices and describes dirty submodules.
* "git for-each-ref" learned %(symref), %(symref:short) and %(flag)
* "git hash-object --stdin-paths" can take "--no-filters" option now.
* "git init" can be told to look at init.templatedir configuration
variable (obviously that has to come from either /etc/gitconfig or
* "git grep" learned "--no-index" option, to search inside contents that
are not managed by git.
* "git grep" learned --color=auto/always/never.
* "git grep" learned to paint filename and line-number in colors.
* "git log -p --first-parent -m" shows one-parent diff for merge
commits, instead of showing combined diff.
* "git merge-file" learned to use custom conflict marker size and also
to use the "union merge" behaviour.
* "git notes" command has been rewritten in C and learned many commands
and features to help you carry notes forward across rebases and amends.
* "git request-pull" identifies the commit the request is relative to in
a more readable way.
* "git reset" learned "--keep" option that lets you discard commits
near the tip while preserving your local changes in a way similar
to how "git checkout branch" does.
* "git status" notices and describes dirty submodules.
* "git svn" should work better when interacting with repositories
with CRLF line endings.
* "git imap-send" learned to support CRAM-MD5 authentication.
* "gitweb" installation procedure can use "minified" js/css files
* Various documentation updates.
Fixes since v1.7.0
All of the fixes in v1.7.0.X maintenance series are included in this
release, unless otherwise noted.
* "git add frotz/nitfol" did not complain when the entire frotz/ directory
was ignored.
* "git diff --stat" used "int" to count the size of differences,
which could result in overflowing.
* "git rev-list --pretty=oneline" didn't terminate a record with LF for
commits without any message.
* "git rev-list --abbrev-commit" defaulted to 40-byte abbreviations, unlike
newer tools in the git toolset.