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is an Emacs extension for the Git version control system.

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Magit: magit-merge-squash

When I was researching the best way to merge a feature branch with a lot of WIP commits I came across squashing and rebasing however when looking how to do this in magit I found this sentence in the ...
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Revert buffer messages in echo area obscure minibuffer

My issue is that when I switch git branches in a project, each file that changes needs its buffer to revert, and this message is spat to the echo area for each file. If I try to run a command from the ...
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magit-define-popup-switch not enabled by default

I'm trying to teach magit that git pull --rebase should always --autostash. pull --rebase is always my default, so I want --autostash to be the default as well. The 5th argument of magit-define-...
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How to execute a function on the name before creating a branch in magit?

I want to execute the following function on the provided name before creating a new branch in magit: (defun pb/magit-new-branch-name (branch-name) "create a name usable as a branch name from branch-...
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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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Magit stage modified without confirmation

(magit-stage-modified 'all) stages all modified files, but only after confirming it with the user with the message Stage all changes? (y or n). The function is defined as follows: (defun magit-stage-...
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Use magit to compare all changes in two revisions

Is there a way to invoke Ediff from Magit in order to compare the changes to all files between two revisions, not just the changes in a single file? My use case is a coworker will ask me to review ...
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Hide or fold stash section automatically in magit-status

I tend to stash a lot when using git, so my "stash" section in magit-stashes is getting pretty long. I'm not running out of hard-drive space or anything, so I don't want to delete the stashes. Can I ...
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magit-status does not open, when using (global-whitespace-mode 1)

This problem started happening today when I switched to my desktop computer after a couple months of using my laptop. I updated emacs to 25.3.1, updated all my packages, and downloaded my latest ....
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magit-status does not highlight diffs

I'm currently seeing a display problem in Magit. For a while I've seen that when I do magit-status, the diffs are no longer highlighted. I didn't care for a while, thinking it was the theme I've been ...
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How to make magit use --force-with-lease as default when pushing?

As per Magit's visual walkthrough, it is possible to save some configs as defaults, e.g: for diffing (section "Changing diff arguments"). I went through the documentation, but did not find anything ...
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Magit magit-diff-refine-hunk does not work if I don't move the cursor to the good lines

In magit, it looks like that if I want to have a diff that highlight changing words, I can either press D t when I'm in the diff, or put in my .emacs (custom-set-variables '(magit-diff-refine-hunk ...
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Magit: stash push

The stash "push" command is really practical, while stash "save" is supposed to be deprecated. However, on magit I can just find stash save... Is there any reason for that? Did I miss something? ...
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Could magit be writing `.git/index` without my intervention?

I'm trying to track down an issue which might be caused by magit. I work on multiple machines, and on each machine I have an emacs running, each of which has some magit buffers open. I keep machines ...
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changes in commits are not shown any more

when commiting in magit it used to open a diff window where I could see the changes I'm commiting right now. For some reason this window doesn't open any more on some repos. I must have disabled this ...
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Magit status wired output on RHEL 7

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 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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make magit check uncommited changes when opening a file

Sometimes I am interrupted while coding and forget to commit. I would like to be warned about this next time I open a file with uncommited changes. I tried (defun my/magit-check-file-and-popup (file)...
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How to move master to branch in magit?

This is how I move master to branchX in git: $ git checkout master #move HEAD to master $ git branch -f branchX HEAD #move by force, HEAD to branchX Is there a way to do that in Magit?...
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How to view remote URLs on magit?

I would like to make sure I know where I am fetching, pulling, and pushing to. How to view remote URLs in magit? From the magit manual "7.1.1 The Remote Popup" on https://magit.vc/manual/magit/The-...
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How to setup upstream remote using Magit?

I am reading through the magit manual trying to figure out how to configure remote variables. From the magit manual "7.1.1 The Remote Popup" on https://magit.vc/manual/magit/The-Remote-Popup.html : ...
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Merge specific files with magit

Is there a way to merge single files in magit like you would do from this question or something equivalent. Namely: $ git checkout source_branch -- <paths>...
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Magit - Always show expanded sections by default

Sometimes (seemingly randomly) the sections such as "Recent commits", will be closed by default. Can I set it so they are all always open by default?
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magit: display the commit log around the commit I'm interested in

How can I jump to the commit log around the commit I'm interested in? I use magit-blame a lot while reading the history of a project. While doing that, I RET to see the commit that changed the line ...
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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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Use `git add -N` in magit

Wondering if it's possible to indicate intent to add a file via magit. The intension would be to stage parts of an untracked file for a commit but leave the rest rather than the default git add ...
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Magit diff with --name-only?

I am browsing the differences between two branches of a repository via git diff --name-only branch1 branch2 I also use the --name-status option sometimes, since I may need to see what sort of ...
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Magit hunk with long lines set default hidden

When I am using magit and open a a certain commit containing hunks with very long lines (a minified javascript file, css ...), emacs does not respond anymore or it becomes very slowly, luckily still ...
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Overriding a magit Keybinding using evil-mode and bind-map

I am using evil-mode, magit, evil-magit, and bind-map. I have defined a map with bind-map using SPC as my :evil-keys similarly to what spacemacs provides. Magit defines SPC as magit-diff-show-or-...
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Magit: Can't do any command on Emacs

Windows 10, Emacs 25.1, Magit. I get this kind of message: And I can't do any command on Emacs. Always show this message. Or for those who have difficulties reading such tiny text: Error in post-...
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magit: GitError! Could not read from remote repository. [Type `$' for details]

For some repositories at work I get the following message when I try to push my commits: GitError! Could not read from remote repository. [Type `$' for details] The details read: 128 C:/Program ...
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corrupted magit

Last week I had to abort a rebase in magit. Soon after my computer became unstable so I rebooted. Today, when I do C-x g for magit-status, I get an error in the status line Setting current ...
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magit: The work for five tasks are mixed in my working directory

So during a hectic coding session, I forgot to do git commit as I did baby steps. Now I have fifty changes in my working directory. And these changes are related to five separate tasks. So I would ...
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How do I apply a patch from gnus to a git repo?

I've got an email with a dozen .patch files attached in gnus. I can save them to e.g. ~/Downloads and then apply them with magit-patch-apply-popup, but considering that I've got gnus open on the left (...
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What are the requirements to stage a hunk from any Magit diff buffer?

I cannot stage a hunk with magit-stage in any *magit-diff buffer except the *magit-diff buffer created via status buffer. Magit says "user-error: Cannot stage committed changes". I mean, I cannot ...
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Is there a Magit hook for post checkout?

Unfortunately, the vc-mode in my mode-line is not being updated when checking out a branch, it still points to the older branch. revert all open buffers fixes than but I can't find a hook to attach ...
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Magit reuse same window for different project when switching window

I'm a new user of magit and I'm currently using it in a separate frame with a single window (magit-status). I'd like that to show the git status of the project of the latest visited buffer. Imagine ...
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magit blame: how to go to the commit my cursor is currently on

I want to checkout the file as it was when before the commit was applied so I can dig deeper. Now I just resort to command line git to do that.
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How to view unnamed branch in magit “log”?

We recently switched from CVS to GIT, performing the conversion with cvs2git. I use magit, but I cannot find the combination of settings required to see all tags in the log view. The closest that I ...
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How do I change the Magit section heading background color?

I'm trying to customize the look and feel of my Magit setup. How do I change the background color of the section heading below? In particular, I'd like to change the black background color next to ...
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Magit show status on selected directory

I have a git repo and I have changes in different directories. user@box:~/myrepo$ git st On branch master Your branch is up-to-date with 'origin/master'. Changes not staged for commit: (use "git ...
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How to control which window is opened as “other Window”?

I am new to Magit and Spacemacs. I do not understand descriptions of other-window and next-window in the manual. I have 4 windows open in a Spacemacs frame like this: +--+--+ | | | +--+--+ | | | ...
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Magit: Is it possible to show 2 states of file? Before change and after change

Windows 10, Emacs 25.1. , Magit I have xml file. And I remove 8 lines and add 2 lines. Here result in SmartGit: As you can see it's very simple to understand the state of file: before change and ...
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Show different text indent and new text

Windows 10, Emacs 25.1, Magit I change my simple.xml I create 2 indents of text (by space key) and add 3 new lines. Here it's look like in SmartGit: It's look very nice. I immediately understand ...
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packages that improve the magit history graph when running in graphical modes

Are there any modes that improve how the history graph is drawn? it would be nice to find something that: coloured the lines to visually distinguish them used unicode or other graphical fancyness to ...
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View the log of the staged files while editing a git commit message

When I'm editing a Git commit message, I sometimes like to browse recent commits to the same file(s). That is, I'd like to view the output of git log $list_of_files_with_staged_changes. Git commit ...
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Unable to commit: There was a problem with the editor 'emacsclient -t' (dumb terminal)

I get the following error when trying to amend a commit (same if I try to make a new commit): 1 git … commit --amend *ERROR*: Terminal type "dumb" is not powerful enough to run Emacs error: There ...
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Magit: Current repository?

Windows 10, Emacs 25.1 , Magit I have many git repositories. Does the notion of the currently selected repository exist in Magit?
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How to use magit-commit-arguments to set commit author

I'm trying to use a .dir_locals.el file to override the author field in Git commits (so when I'm committing something in a work repo, I use my work email). It looks like magit-commit-arguments is ...
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Magit: Autoscan for repositories

Windows 10, Emacs 25.1, Magit If I want to add exist git repo to Magit I add it in variable magit-repository-directories OK. But if I have about 20 git repo? I wan't add it manutaly to Magit. Is it ...