FYI: git-am allows creation of empty commits.

From: Eric W. Biederman <>
Date: 2006-02-24 02:33:50
Currently I am using: git version 1.2.2.g709a.

I have been rebasing and refactoring a number of patchsets using git.

Frequently because of prior edits I will git a patch that does not
apply at all.  So all I get is the creation of the .dotest directory.
The automatic merge logic does not kick in, so I have to manually
call patch -p1 and resolve the differences but hand.  There everything
is expected and fine.  Although it might have been nice to have one
of those failed merge indicators in the index.

After fixing it up and doing all of my edits I occasionally forget
the git-update-index step, before calling git-am --resolved.  This
proceeds along it's merry way and creates an empty commit.

Is this the expected correct behavior or should git-am complain about
a situation like that?

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Received on Fri Feb 24 02:35:33 2006

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