git / builtin-merge-base.c

#include "builtin.h"
#include "cache.h"
#include "commit.h"
#include "parse-options.h"

static int show_merge_base(struct commit **rev, int rev_nr, int show_all)
	struct commit_list *result;

	result = get_merge_bases_many(rev[0], rev_nr - 1, rev + 1, 0);

	if (!result)
		return 1;

	while (result) {
		printf("%s\n", sha1_to_hex(result->item->object.sha1));
		if (!show_all)
			return 0;
		result = result->next;

	return 0;

static const char * const merge_base_usage[] = {
	"git merge-base [--all] <commit-id> <commit-id>...",

static struct commit *get_commit_reference(const char *arg)
	unsigned char revkey[20];
	struct commit *r;

	if (get_sha1(arg, revkey))
		die("Not a valid object name %s", arg);
	r = lookup_commit_reference(revkey);
	if (!r)
		die("Not a valid commit name %s", arg);

	return r;

int cmd_merge_base(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix)
	struct commit **rev;
	int rev_nr = 0;
	int show_all = 0;

	struct option options[] = {
		OPT_BOOLEAN('a', "all", &show_all, "outputs all common ancestors"),

	git_config(git_default_config, NULL);
	argc = parse_options(argc, argv, options, merge_base_usage, 0);
	if (argc < 2)
		usage_with_options(merge_base_usage, options);
	rev = xmalloc(argc * sizeof(*rev));
	while (argc-- > 0)
		rev[rev_nr++] = get_commit_reference(*argv++);
	return show_merge_base(rev, rev_nr, show_all);
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