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git-stripspace(1)
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NAME
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git-stripspace - Remove unnecessary whitespace
SYNOPSIS
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[verse]
'git stripspace' [-s | --strip-comments]
'git stripspace' [-c | --comment-lines]
DESCRIPTION
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Read text, such as commit messages, notes, tags and branch
descriptions, from the standard input and clean it in the manner
used by Git.
With no arguments, this will:
- remove trailing whitespace from all lines
- collapse multiple consecutive empty lines into one empty line
- remove empty lines from the beginning and end of the input
- add a missing '\n' to the last line if necessary.
In the case where the input consists entirely of whitespace characters, no
output will be produced.
*NOTE*: This is intended for cleaning metadata, prefer the `--whitespace=fix`
mode of linkgit:git-apply[1] for correcting whitespace of patches or files in
the repository.
OPTIONS
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-s::
--strip-comments::
Skip and remove all lines starting with comment character (default '#').
-c::
--comment-lines::
Prepend comment character and blank to each line. Lines will automatically
be terminated with a newline. On empty lines, only the comment character
will be prepended.
EXAMPLES
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Given the following noisy input with '$' indicating the end of a line:
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|A brief introduction $
| $
|$
|A new paragraph$
|# with a commented-out line $
|explaining lots of stuff.$
|$
|# An old paragraph, also commented-out. $
| $
|The end.$
| $
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Use 'git stripspace' with no arguments to obtain:
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|A brief introduction$
|$
|A new paragraph$
|# with a commented-out line$
|explaining lots of stuff.$
|$
|# An old paragraph, also commented-out.$
|$
|The end.$
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Use 'git stripspace --strip-comments' to obtain:
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|A brief introduction$
|$
|A new paragraph$
|explaining lots of stuff.$
|$
|The end.$
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GIT
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Part of the linkgit:git[1] suite
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