knittl knittl - 1 month ago 5x
Git Question

Start a git commit message with a hashmark (#)

Git treats lines starting with

as comment lines when committing. this is very annoying when working with a ticket tracking system, and trying to write the ticket number at the beginning of the line, e.g.

#123 salt hashed passwords

git will simply remove the line from the commit message. is there any way to escape the hash? i tried
, but nothing works. whitespaces before
are preserved, so they aren't a working solution to the problem either.


This behaviour is part of git commit's default 'clean-up' behaviour. If you want to keep lines starting with # you can use an alternative clean-up mode.


git commit --cleanup=whitespace

If you do this you have to be careful to remove all # lines that you don't want to appear in the commit.