Philip Oakley Philip Oakley - 4 years ago 100
Git Question

what should be in the git description file?

After initialising a new local repo there is a

description
file present.

What is it used for and how should I format it? Or is it simply a local helper file.

This thread Accessing git's `description' file suggests one style, but no man page or other reference to why it should be the way it is.

Answer Source

description file is only used by the GitWeb program ( to display the description of the repo on the GitWeb page)

https://git-scm.com/book/en/v2/Git-Internals-Plumbing-and-Porcelain

Otherwise, how you use it is left to you and I don't see a point in a "style" for it.

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