ChangeLogs in commit messages

Doug Evans
Fri Sep 5 16:43:00 GMT 2014

On Fri, Sep 5, 2014 at 3:13 AM, Gary Benson <> wrote:
> Gary Benson wrote:
>> Doug Evans wrote:
>> > If I do a git blame of server.c I see patch 860789c7 with a date
>> > of 2014-08-08.  That's three weeks before it was pushed upstream.
>> > Bleah.  I'd really like to be able to do a git blame and have what
>> > I see be useful, including the date.  The author date is basically
>> > useless to me.
>> I see some options to git-rebase, --committer-date-is-author-date
>> and --ignore-date.  I'll experiment with these the next time I
>> rebase something and see what happens.
> Running "git rebase --ignore-date gdb/master" immediately prior to
> pushing sets both author and commit dates to the present time on
> all commits you are about to push.

Cool.  Can you add that to the contribution checklist?

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