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Git: Mastering Version Control by Jakub Narębski, Rasmus Voss, Aske Olsson, Ferdinando Santacroce

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Adding your first Git note

We will add some extra information to the already released code. If we were doing it in the actual commits, we would see the commit hashes change.

Getting ready

Before we start, we need a repository to work in; you can use the previous clone of jgit, but to get an output from the example that's almost identical, you can clone the jgit repository as follows:

$ git clone https://git.eclipse.org/r/jgit/jgit chapter5
$ cd chapter5

How to do it…

We start by creating a local branch notesMessage tracking origin/stable-3.2. Then, we will try and change the commit message and see that the commit hash changes:

  1. Checkout the branch notesMessage tracking origin/stable-3.2:
    $ git checkout -b notesMessage  --track origin/stable-3.2
    Branch ...

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