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is an Emacs extension for the Git version control system.

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How to change window splitting behavior in Magit?

emacs: 26.2 spacemacs: develop (19c429e) magit: 20190609.1424 Some time ago (e.g. 20190222.1746), magit's window management used to be different from how it currently is. For example, magit-status ...
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How to diff one file against another branch with Magit

I want to see the differences of a file in another branch. With git I can simply do: git diff otherbranch: path-to-file. In magit this seems trickier as the file may not be dirty and not showing up ...
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All Magit commands over tramp execute but “hang” in Emacs - Pressing ctrl+g causes buffer to update

I am currently using magit to work on remote git repositories. When I run any commands, Emacs seems to "hang". When I press ctrl+g, I am taken to the buffer I wanted. This is most prevalent when I am ...
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Magit status wired output (control sequences)

When I use magit on a RHEL 7 box today, it gives me this output when checking magit-status: Not sure what went wrong. Magit-version output is: Magit 2.11.0, Git 2.14.1, Emacs 25.3.1, gnu/linux The ...
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Magit is not able to render the font [duplicate]

I am trying to use Magit but whenever I tried running it, somehow fonts are not rendered properly. I am using MacOS and below is the init.el config. I am using powerline font (Meslo) (use-package ...
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What's this `slot-missing: Invalid slot name: “#<transient-prefix transient-prefix>”, :incompatible`

After updating to magit 20190517.1750 from ELPA, I've got this warning slot-missing: Invalid slot name: "#<transient-prefix transient-prefix>", :incompatible which breaks a lot of magit ...
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Always show expanded Magit sections by default

Sometimes the sections such as "Recent commits", will be closed by default. Can I set it so they are all always open by default? But before I made the commit, recent commits was opened. After the ...
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How do I select 'flag' options for magit through helm?

I'm using spacemacs with helm and magit. There are some options, for example, the ability to sort log entries in reverse order, that have a flag by them. I don't know how to select any of these ...
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Magit extremely slow in Windows. How do I optimize?

I am forced to use Windows 10 for a project. Yes, I would rather use GNU/Linux. To keep my sanity, I've tried to regard Windows as a bootloader for Emacs :) Unfortunately, Magit (one of my favorite ...
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magit-stash-create: Cannot save the current index state

I'm using magit 20160517.838, Emacs 25.0.50.2 I just upgraded magit from 20160320 to 20160517 and when I try to stash I now get this issue; magit-stash-create: Cannot save the current index state I ...
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How to reproduce `git push -u` behavior, that is, auto-set local branch as the new remote or push branch?

No matter how I fiddle with magit options, I cannot reproduce the following behavior: I checkout origin/master. I create a new feature-branch on top of it; its name is unique. I make changes, add ...
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Using auth-source with magit and bitbucket

The code base I'm working on has recently moved from ssh key controlled git to https bitbucket. I use Magit to handle my version control in Emacs. In the old ssh world I was never challenged for my ...
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How to close the current frame automatically after aborting the commit

For editing messages, Magit opens a frame. It disappears if I finish the editing session, but it stays if I choose to cancel the session. In the latter case, I have to manually close the frame. So I ...
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Magit blame only last commit (or range of commits)

Can I have magit-blame somehow only show the changes introduced with the last commit? EDIT: what have I attempted? I've looked at the docs of magit-blame and explored all flags in the magit-blame ...
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How to specify multiple patch files to be applied by Magit?

The Magit user manual says in the description of `w w' (magit-am-apply-patches): w w (magit-am-apply-patches) This command applies one or more patches. If the region marks files, then those ...
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How to prevent magit with ivy from selecting an author email address? [duplicate]

I have a git repository containing commits with 3 of my email addresses. When I try to view the log and filter by author (-A) and then enter a few letters of my last name, I see a list of the 3 email ...
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Magit pushing through tramp does not work

Hi guys I'm on a osx machine and I want to push commits from a remote machine through tramp to github. I open the directory in dired on the remote machine which works fine and type M-x magit status ...
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Ignoring specific remotes when running `magit-log-popup` to log all branches

I would like to add an option in magit-log-popup to ignore a list of remotes when using "Log all branches" (l b). What I'm trying to do is something like this git log HEAD --branches --remotes --not -...
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Set magit timestamp format with function

I would like to have my git timestamps in UTC. Currently attempting to commit using magit gives Wrong type argument: sequencep, my/magit-timestamp-utc Here's the code: (defun timestamp-now() (...
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Magit Tramp not showing dif window

When using magit on a local file, I stage my changes and I then press c and c again to commit. I get a new window showing the diff and a window for the commit message. I write my commit message press ...
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A way to insert a predefined text into Magit's commit message window?

We have a convention that every commit message begins with an issue number. I'd like to be able to programmatically insert the issue number part (computed by a separate function) into the commit ...
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Track org-mode headlines separately with version control

I want to setup a personal wiki in Emacs org-mode. And I want to put this under version control, so that I can see the history of each article, as it evolves. If I use a single file for my wiki, with ...
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How can I navigate up/down a log from magit-rev-mode?

When I'm reviewing a patch series in magit I want to be able to look in detail at each patch in a tree. However there doesn't seem to be an easy way to navigate to the next/previous commit from inside ...
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How to ask magit to use external diff and merge tools?

I have set the git variables [merge] and [diff] to the appropriate values like this: [merge] keepBackup = false; tool = p4merge [mergetool] prompt = false [mergetool "p4merge"] cmd = ...
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magit options when dealing with a failed git-am

I'm not sure if I'm missing something or if this is a missing feature but occasionally when I attempt to apply a patch from my mail box git completely fails to apply it. This isn't a case of ...
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Run a function before/after magit runs git

I'd like to run a function before magit runs git, and another one after magit runs git. I see magit-pre-start-git-hook but I don't see any post-finish-git hook. How can I run commands before and after ...
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Use magit to display the difference between two branches

Is there a way to bring up a big list of the differences between specific commits across two branches? I tried the method described in this answer but it came back empty, I assume because the ...
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How to delete ^M in the diffs of Magit?

I had an issue with a file that had inconsistent line ending. My file would show a ^M for every line ending. I ran into this article that shows how to get rid of the ^M character and set the buffer ...
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How can I make `--verbose` flag be enabled by default in magit commit screen?

Right now, instead of pressing just cc in magit-mode, I have to press c-vc every time to enable --verbose. Is it possible to make it enabled by default?
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Magit Status - always split vertically

Is there a configuration option in Magit that will force the "git status" window to always appear in a vertical split? I didn't see anything about that in the documentation, and Google was rather ...
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Package to help display status of each git repo contained in a common directory

I have a directory and in the directory is a rather long list of git repositories. Is there a package or options where a dired listing of the directory would also add in the status of each git repo ...
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How to integrate Emacs + Lab + Magit

I'd like to use lab hub wrapper for handling mr/issues of my own custom gitlab server. When I open a pull-request using hub (github) it's works fine the git-commit-mode from magit, syntax highlight ...
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How to customize a magit popup, conditionally on the state of the repository?

In response to a question about adding an action to magit's push menu, I've written an Emacs Lisp command to implement the extension, and I've learned that I can extend the push menu by calling magit-...
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How to extend magit's context-sensitive push menu?

I'm using git to maintain a web site located on a remote server. My workflow has been as follows: Stage and commit changes to the web site (can do with Magit) ssh to the remote site and pull the ...
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Mode-line not updated after checking out new branch using Magit

I create and checkout a new local branch via magit. Pressing M-x magit-status then b c for branch create and in the magit buffer I see the new name of the branch that I am apparently on. However ...
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Why does magit now prompt for which submodule to update?

I used to be able to press "o" then "u" (magit-submodule-update) in a magit buffer and have it update all my submodules. Now, it asks me to type in the path of which submodule I want to update. Is ...
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Jump to next merge conflict in project using Magit and Smerge

When I am resolving merge conflicts with Magit and Smerge, is there a way for me to cycle through all merge conflicts in the project? Currently I can only move through them one file at a time. I ...
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Pushing/Fetching all branches at once in magit

Context: I have a relatively small project, in which I use branches to work on new features, so that when I'm finished, then I manually merge branches as I need. I usually keep the same exact copy of ...
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How to create a new repository on Github from Magit

I am unable to add a remote repo to github if it does not already exist on github. E.g. magit-init Add some files, stage and commit. Then magit-remote-add --> Remote name:github --> Remote url: ...
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Magit throws error when I press “h” or “c” [closed]

I have installed Emacs on a fresh install of Elementary OS, and I have just installed Magit. When I run magit-status in a repository, and press either the c or h key, magit throws an error. The error ...
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Limit magit to showing status of 1 directory

I'm working on a large repo with many folders, and showing the status is slow (just plain git takes a long time). I am really only interested in one directory, how can I constrain magit to only seek ...
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Magit unignore file

When in magit, I pressed i on a file and asked if I would like to ignore the file locally or globally. I chose locally. I assumed that it would write a line in my .gitignore file but unfortunately ...
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How can I do a git diff on the current file?

I'd like to do a diff on the current file / buffer compared to the git repository. Ideally a single function that could be called, or binded to a keyboard shortcut.
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How to modify fringes only for magit mode?

I have tried: (defun my-change-fringes () (set-window-fringes (selected-window) 20 0)) (add-hook 'magit-mode-hook 'my-change-fringes)) The problem seems to be that when I open a magit buffer for ...
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Magit: Copy text from Stage section without character “+”

Windows 10, Emacs 25.1, Magit I select some text (Shift + Arrow Down) from the Unstaged changes section. Here is a screenshot: Then I paste into another buffer (*scratch*). This is the result: Is ...
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Magit commit is slow even for tiny changes

For the last few months, committing even tiny changes using magit (c c) is really slow to bring up the commit message buffer. I've profiled the code that is executing during that time but I'm not ...
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How to configure git and magit to stream line making pull requests?

From the main repository on github, I created a fork on github and I keep the master branch of my fork up to date with the main repository by doing: git checkout master git pull upstream master git ...
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Magit: Getting to the current/editable version of a file from a commit/diff view

Very similar to this question, particularly the second part to this answer: From the diff view of a specific commit, is there a way to jump to the current+editable version of a modified file? If I ...
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How can I diagnose which `git` magit is running?

I'm trying to use Magit with TRAMP. The remote host has multiple git versions, necessitating (add-to-list 'tramp-remote-path "/usr/sup/bin") in my .emacs. However, when I run magit-status in a ...
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Magit: add a full directory with magit-status

How can I add a full new directory with magit-status? When trying to stage a new directory from the magit-status buffer, pressing s, I can only add individual files within the directory, but not the ...